Those pens that are sometimes referred to as a Sheaffer 500 fountain pen were originally released as the cheaper end of the fountain pen market. They covered a range of models and they provided buyers with a workhorse of a fountain pen that were more than functional. The 500 name can be attributable to a few models such as the fountain pens released under the names of Balance, Craftsman or Vigilant and they was a big seller during the 1940s through to the 1960s.
The Sheaffer 500 has been around for years and is available in a range of colors such as the standard classic black with gold filled accents or other conservative colors such as brown, burgundy or green.
Take a look at the selection provided below of the various Sheaffer 500 fountain pens for sale and make a selection to get even more information.
Buy A Sheaffer 500 Fountain Pen
1962 64 NOS Sheaffer Dolphin 500 Gray Fountain Pen Barrel
Time Remaining: 15d 9h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $5.00
Sheaffer Ferrari Pen Collection Catalog Fountain 500 formula 1 F1 race car 2012
Time Remaining: 20h 55m
Buy It Now for only: $8.96
500 Sheaffers Feather Touch Fountain Pen Nib 5 Golden Brown Striated
$12.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 4d 2h 31m
Sheaffer Ferrari 500 fountain pen rollerball pen ballpoint pen store display
Time Remaining: 9d 10h 48m
Buy It Now for only: $11.99
SHEAFFER Vintage Blue Cartridge 1958 Fountain Pen 500 Skripsert Fast Shipping
Time Remaining: 25d 6h 14m
Buy It Now for only: $27.00
1947 Sheaffer Fountain Pen 1250 Pencil 500 Set w box Pearl Green Striped Barrels
$30.99 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 10h 38m
Some of the older versions of this pen are unusual to say the least with the cap sitting proud of the barrel and the way the nib is set into the barrel is far from what most people would term attractive. Dubbed the Dolphin pen due to the way the nib has been inlaid it is a fountain pen from the early to mid 1960s that you are looking for and is a nice smooth pen to write with.
The meaning of the 500 on the barrel of the pen means that it sold for $5.00 when it was first released.
Browse through the different types of Sheaffer 500 fountain pens, look for the Craftsman or the Vigilant and try to pick up the Dolphin.
Those pens in the 500 range that are available with a Feather Touch nib are well worth trying because this nib was a superb writer that writes smoothly and fluidly. The flex may be a little stiff but for those with a light touch this should not pose a problem.