Sheaffer Targa Rollerball. Gold Electroplated Fluted Design. Good Condition. For Sale
SHEAFFER TARGA ROLLERBALL
Originally to be named the Genesis, the cartridge/converter-filling Targa by Sheaffer was renamed, just before it’s launch in 1976, in honour of the Italian Targa Florio motor race. It is the most successful Sheaffer pen since the PFM and was in production until 1998. It is fitted with the inlaid nib and was produced in approx. seventy different lacquer and metal finishes. In 1982 the Slimline Targa was introduced, the original model then being known as the Classic. With the wide variety of finishes, the pen’s excellent writing characteristics and the broad range of nib sizes available, the Targa remains a popular pen with collectors and users alike.
This American Targa Rollerball, probably matching the 1005 pen, in a gold electroplated fluted finish with gold plated trim, was probably produced between 1976 and 1999. It is in good condition. It was produced as part of the emblem range of promotional pens.
- The push on cap is in good condition, without any dings. The gold plated clip is also in a good condition. The cap imprints are crisp. The cap screw carries a logo (see photo), and the clip a plaque for the Truck Parts Guild. The black panel carries the engraving MASTER.
- The section and barrel are also as above. The barrel has a tight fit with the cap.
- The pen will need a new rollerball cartridge.
- The closed length is 135mm.
This is a nice example of a collectable, attractive and very useable pen.
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