Remember back in March when I got my very first vintage fountain pen?

I’ve been trolling Etsy vintage for pens since then (well, pens & train cases & bowler hats,) but nothing’s really caught my eye & budget at the same time until this past week.

So now I have a second vintage fountain pen.  Except this one is a part of a set.

It’s a Sheaffer Snorkel Clipper Pen & Pencil set, complete with box & instructions. It has a really nifty filling mechanism that you can sort of see the instructions for in the photo & I kind of flailed around like a dork when I filled it this afternoon and the kittens thought I was weird. But that’s nothing new.

This set is from somewhere around 1955-59 or so, and both pen & pencil appear to have never been used.

I think this officially means I’m starting a collection.

Categories: miscellany


Steph/seenonflickr · April 30, 2010 at 8:44 am

Wow, gorgeous!!

Paul · May 1, 2010 at 6:26 am

Oh, cool! That’s really lovely. I’ve just been looking up about the filling mechanism – I’ve never even heard of one working like that before, but I definitely like the sound of it.

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