Make and Model: Sheaffer Saratoga Snorkel Fountain Pen.
Finish: Black with a silvered cap and gold filled trim.
Origin: The pen was made in the USA around 1952.
Overall Length: 140mm
Filling Type: Snorkel pump filler.
Nib: 14ct Gold, Fine
Nib Rating: ****
This is the Saratoga, another of the snorkel filling fountain pens from Sheaffer. It was made in the USA around 1952 and is finished in Classic Black with a silvered cap and gold filled trim.
The pen is fitted with a 14ct Triumph wrap around nib which writes with a super smooth Fine line.
The snorkel filling system was unique to Sheaffer and consisted of a narrow tube that extended out from under the nib. This tube is dipped in the ink bottle and used to draw up the ink into the reservoir. This keeps the nib clean and it was an efficient system that worked very well.
The mechanism on this pen has been fully serviced. The pen is in good condition with minor scratches and wear marks, the plating is in good order.