Make and Model: Sheaffer 1250 Lifetime Tuckaway Fountain Pen.
Finish: Red Striated Marble.
Origin: The pen was made in the USA around 1945
Overall Length: 114mm capped, 135mm posted.
Filling Type: Vacuum Filler.
Nib: 14ct Gold, Medium
Nib Rating: ****
This is a nice example of the iconic Lifetime 1250 Fountain Pen, this is the Tuckaway version, short when capped to fit neatly in the shirt pocket but a full sized pen with the cap posted, ready for use. It is fitted with the short military clip so it also complied with the rule that clips should not be visible beneath the flap on a uniform shirt pocket.
The pen was made in the USA and dates from around 1945. The pen is finished in the desirable red and black striated marble.
It is fitted with a lovely Triumph wraparound 14ct gold Medium nib which writes very smoothly.
The pen fills with the Vacuum Filling system (or Vac-Fil) which has been fully serviced.
The condition is very good with only very light wear marks.