Sheaffer Lifetime, Skyboy, Lever-fill
Sheaffer Lifetime, Skyboy, Lever-fill
Sheaffer Lifetime, Skyboy, Lever-fill
Sheaffer Lifetime, Skyboy, Lever-fill
Sheaffer Lifetime, Skyboy, Lever-fill
Sheaffer Lifetime, Skyboy, Lever-fill

Sheaffer Lifetime, Skyboy, Lever-fill

Regular price
$171.00
Sale price
$171.00

Nib: Fine 14k Lifetime, USA, firm

1940’s Sheaffer Valiant 1000, Lifetime “Skyboy” Fountain Pen.

Condition: Pre-owned, there are no major imperfections to note: No chips cracks or engravings or any signs of faults or major surface ware

* Sold as is. I prefer not to change the sac. Due to the age of the clear celluloid in the section. The compression is low but still filling. 

The term Skyboy was coined in a time when airplanes were “taking off” and Sheaffer wanted to capitalize on the attractiveness that they had.

 Military clip, (In the 8/1/41, catalog, the Skyboy has acquired the over-the-top clip designed for men in uniform)

Sheaffer advertised the Skyboy perfected, FLO-RITE (I suppose contraction of FLOw-wRITE) fluid control compensations for altitude and temperature. “It writes in the air; writes anywhere!”.

Golden Brown straited. Lever-fill, Celluloid , w/gold plated trim with Visulated barrel -visible to the last drop. Has a rare white feed. There are several theories as to the origin of the white feed. They are: That is was simply a prototype, not meant for public use, that escaped the factory. That it was a response to the wartime rubber shortage

*Original box and instructions not available