Sheaffer Targa 1005s Slimline Fountain Pen: 14k Gold Extra Fine Nib

£75.00

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Name: Sheaffer Targa 1005s Fountain Pen 
Maker: Sheaffer, USA c1982
Colour: Gold Fluted Pattern
Material: 23ct Gold Electroplated Gold 
Nib: 14k Gold Nib - Extra Fine
Filling System: Sheaffer Slim Aerometric Ink Converter Included
Length: 135mm
Condition: Near Mint

The Story
First produced in 1976 the "Targa by Sheaffer" owes its name to the Targa Florio, an open road endurance race held near Palermo Sicily. Founded in 1906 it was one of the oldest sports car racing events until it was stopped in 1977, it is now run as a rallying event.

The targa fitted with the iconic inlaid nib has been sold in over 70 different finishes, a total of around 120 fountain pens in classic and slimline. The classic fountain pen was the first size made in 1976,with trends in the early eighties leaning towards a sleeker look the slim model was introduced in 1982.

Here we have slimline model 1005s in timeless electroplated gold fluted finish with a 14 carat solid gold extra fine nib. The pen has been fully serviced and is ready to write 


The Nitty-Gritty 
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings.

The pen does show signs of occasional use, there are micro-scratches to the gold plating and the cap, some brassing to the cap and inside the aerometric converter.

The 'white dot' on the cap's clip is also missing.

Otherwise a very good working example.  


Writing
The nib is a lovely inlaid 14k gold extra fine nib. Sheaffer targa nibs are renowned for their excellent quality, this nib is no exception. 

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Measurements
Length capped: 135mm
Length posted: Not recommended 
Barrel length inc nib: 120mm
Cap length: 61mm
Barrel diameter: 8mm
Cap diameter: 8mm

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