Sheaffer's Tip Dip, Cadet (1953-63)
Nib: Fine Sheaffer's F1 Made in U.S.A. Stainless steel, (easily interchangeable)
When Sheaffer introduced the Snorkel filling system in 1952, Sheaffer redesigned many of the existing Thin Model or TM Touchdown pens to the new Snorkel system. ... These were advertised as "Tip-Dip" pens, emphasizing that like the higher priced Snorkel models, these pens, too, were "clean filling."
the Cadet has a plastic cap with a wide chrome plated cap band.
Sheaffer advertisements promised that "with Tip-Dip action, points and barrels no longer need to be submerged for efficient, complete filling." Tip-Dip nibs have an opening in the center of the section end that provides a path for ink directly into the ink sac when the pen is dipped and filled.
Original bottle of Red ink not included .see item i0870 on the website