Received this Sheaffer Snorkel from Rick Krantz – 19 Jul 13. A nice smooth writing pen
It is a Admiral and pre 1956. This my third Sheaffer – the first was the 3rd generation School pen, then I got the Sheaffer Imperial II Deluxe and today the Sheaffer Snorkle- this I would have to categorize this as my first vintage pen as it is older than me, Like my Willys pickup truck circa 1956. I am a 1959 model. Says Shaeffer’s on the clip and a 1/4 in band on the cap on the barrel is engraved with the W. A. Sheaffer Pen Co etc – from the chart on Richard Binder’s site the I think it is an Admiral. I also think it is a good sample. Tines were ever so slightly off, minor adjustment later and it lost the tooth.
Purchased from Peyton Street Pens, Prompt delivery, excellent packaging and instructions provided for care and filling. Did not flush pen but filled with ink, emptied and filled again – first writing was weak/diluted like the ink was water soaked, but the longer it wrote the better the feed has gotten. Fine nib and is a nice wet line – It was a second due to a pit or two on the clip. Fine with me – I am going to enjoy writing with it.