Sheaffer used his jewellery expertise to create a device which would allow users to fill a pen with ink much easier, cleaner and be more aesthetically-pleasing. Sheaffer, dedicated his life savings to his idea of a pen-filling apparatus that initiates a lever system. By the 1930's, Sheaffer pens had solidified itself as a leader in the luxury pen market. The fountain pens were advertised as the pen that fills instantly from any ink-well, with one touch of a finger.
Instantly, Sheaffer became a household name and must-have product. They have been innovators in their illustrious existence. They pioneered different nib styles in the 1920 making them more reliable, they were one of the first pen manufacturers to move away from hard rubber materials to celluloid, they altered pen shapes and introduced innovation such as the snorkel filling system.
When Sheaffer withdrew the Javelin model from the market place it was replaced by two different pen variants, that covered divergent market segments; the 100 and the 300. The 100 is the smaller and less expensive model and perhaps targeted the entry level market. The 300 is a more substantive pen aimed at perhaps the more expensive mid market range like the Javelin, however it was also more expensive that the Javelin model that it partially replaced.
The 300 was introduced to the market place in 2009 and had a heavy brass body, various finishes and either gold or chrome plated trim. The pen continues to be produced today with sub set models such as the red or black Ferrari model appearing in 2012. The Sheaffer 300 is in keeping with Sheaffers' traditional excellent build quality and innovative design.
On offer is a vintage Sheaffer 300 fountain pen and ballpoint pen set in a Black Gloss lacquer finish accentuated with a 23k gold trim. This is a desirable pen set with a unique shaped body and quality finish that gives the pen a certain sense of opulence and gravitas. The pens have a modern classic shape with a slight taper to the cap and more pronounced taper to the barrel. The brass bodies to the fountain pen and ballpoint pens provide both with a substantial and weighty feel in hand. The fountain and ballpoint pen caps have a gold band at its base with "Sheaffer" indented on it.The "up and over" style clips to both pens have the iconic Sheaffer white dot. The nib on the fountain pen features a voluminous Medium two tone open nib. The fountain pen comes with a sheaffer converter. The ball point pen has a new refill. These pens are presented in a lovely lacquered wood finished Sheaffer box. Both pens look lovely in the black Lacquer finish accentuated with the gold trim.
Both the fountain pen and ballpoint pen are in very good age appropriate aesthetic condition with no appreciable scratches, dings, dents or personalisation. (Please refer to the photographs closely as they form an integral part of the description). Thank you for taking the time to consider this item.I also have other pens for sale that you may find of interest. This item is in the category "Collectables\Pens & Writing Equipment\Pens\Ballpoint Pens". The seller is "grgr9113" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Norway, Mexico, Switzerland, Bermuda, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Monaco.