The Snorkel filling system was an introduction by Sheaffer in 1953 and ran until 1957. The system was an upgrade of the pneumatic Touchdown system with the added feature that unscrewing the blindcap extends a slim snorkel from the feed allowing the user to fill the pen without submerging the nib. This system provides cleaner filling and ease of use.
The Snorkel pens came in a variety of models and colors. This particular example is pastel green with the plastic cap, white dot, and PdAg triumph nib making it a Statesman model.
Nib: Conical PdAG Triumph (Extra-Fine).
Filling System: Snorkel (pneumatic)
Length - 5.58" / 14.18 cm (capped)
Cap - 2.40" / 6.09 cm
Barrel diameter - 0.42" / 1.06 cm
Condition: Very good overall condition with minimal signs of wear. Filling system has had a complete restoration with a new sac and seals. The cap band is engraved "D. F. B.". Please see the photos for a complete photographic assessment of the quality of the pen.
Country of Manufacture: United States
Made by Sheaffer in the United States, Restored by Fifteen Pens in Ottawa Canada
Comes with a 1 year warranty