"The Sheaffer Pen Encyclopedia and Data Book by Ed Pasahow captures the entire spectrum of Sheaffer's developments from the earliest lever filler to the latest designs of today. Because the publisher does not accept advertising, you can be assured that the facts are reported in an unbiased and accurate manner. The information is the most comprehensive available, identifying the various models by distinguishing features and assisting collectors in discriminating among similar pens and establishing their dates of manufacture.
The alphabetically organized Encyclopedia Section provides a complete history of both the pens and the people involved in making and selling them.
The Reference Section supplements the encyclopedic listings with chronologies of the Sheaffer Pen Co. and its products, dating techniques and methodologies, cleaning and filling instructions for all types of fillers, the most comprehensive limited edition model descriptions in print – along with details on inks, pen shows, pen collector organizations, and sources of repair materials.
§ Unlike coffee table pen books, the Encyclopedia presents the information in a format that makes finding facts simple and straightforward. The index completely cross –references the alphabetical listings and data tables, a complete pen Bibliography points toy toward sources for further research. Here are just a few of the questions the Sheaffer Pen Encyclopedia and Data Book answer:
§ How can Sheaffer pen manufacture dates be established ?
§ How can you identify the nine Sheaffer limited edition pens manufactured since 1981 ?
§ How did other companies gain access to the lever filling mechanism and Radite plastics in spite of Sheaffer patents ?"