Sheaffer’s extremely innovative “Wrap-around” nib, introduced in 1942, every pen bearing the “Lifetime” designation and guarantee. Offered as a Lever-fill or Vacuum-fill, the latter having a much greater ink capacity. The filler mechanism on the Vacuum-fill pens we sell comes with a two-year warrantee.
At first, an economy priced pen, made in an array of colors and finishes to appeal to the younger generation, and have become very collectible due to the array and moderate prices. The “screw-in” nib unit was innovative to Parker and easy to change (think Esterbrook!).
Kaspas Faber started making pencils in the mid-1600s. Successive generations increased the size and scope of operations and the Company grew and thrived. During the US Civil War they set up a pencil factory in Brooklyn, NY. They entered the fountain pen business in 1935, with the acquisition of the Osmia fountain pen company.