For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Circa 1976 Sheaffer Targa Classic Fountain Pen, Model 1007, in the Chequered pattern with 23K gold electroplated finish. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, and put back together and now is in wonderful writing condition.
This fountain pen was part of a purchase from a Stationary Store in Georgia where I acquired nearly 25 New Old Stock Fountain and Ballpoint Pens in the Targa design - this is just one of them.
This writing instrument is a Sheaffer Targa Classic Fountain Pen and is model number 1007 with production beginning in 1976 till 1979. This Sheaffer Targa displays the Chequered pattern with 23-carat gold electroplated finish and trim fitted with a 14K solid gold nib. The cap lip is stamped, "SHEAFFER U.S.A. SHEAFFER CROWN LOGO GOLD ELECTROPLATED". This Sheaffer Targa Classic will use either an ink converter or ink cartridges. The Ink Converter is supplied with this fountain pen which works and I have tested with water.
The cap and barrel have no dents or wear to the finish. The cap is always securing tightly to the barrel. The trim is perfect with no scratches or brassing. This fountain pen has a high shine to the finish as this fountain pen has seen very little use over the years.
This Fountain Pen measures 5 3/8" inches capped and 5 3/4" posted. The diameter of the pen at the widest point is 11.26mm. The Sheaffer Targa Fountain Pen comes with the original box, fountain pen ink converter, two Sheaffer Ink cartridges, and Sheaffer documentation.
The Sheaffer Inlaid Nib is marked 14K Sheaffer 585 and is a factory extra-fine point measuring .43mm when measuring with digital calipers. The extra-fine line measures between .37mm to .43mm under normal writing pressure when measured with digital calipers. The writing sample provided was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
This Sheaffer Targa Chequered Model 1007 Fountain Pen with 23K Gold Electroplate Finish is one of the earliest patterns to be manufactured. I would consider the condition of this fountain pen to grade in Excellent to Near Mint condition. If you are a collector of these Sheaffer Targa Fountain Pens then I would care to guess you will be very pleased with this one in terms of condition. This is a near mint example to add to one's writing arsenal collection.
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