Nib: Fine 14k Gold
Sheaffer G/F ,Touchdown TM Made in Canada
* Barrels engraved : R.M. Kovacs
The Touchdown Pen is Slimmed Down
In late 1950 Sheaffer introduced the Thin Model or "TM" pen line, essentially a redesign of its year-old Touchdown pen line to a slimmer profile. It is possible that this was a first move before the introduction of the Snorkel pen line in late 1952, which is essentially the same pen modified to accept the Snorkel filling mechanism, itself an evolutionary modification to the Touchdown filling system. With the new, more slender pen, retooling would be easier and public acceptance of the new, more slender pen would be easier.