Fantasy Snorkel Fountain Pens Are Made In The U.S.A.
New materials available today are more vibrant, have a softer feel and allow for better pen balance
With a 5 step sanding process and a final polishing operation, barrel and end caps are exceptionally smooth and seamless
Clips and bands are available in gold and silver to match the nib design of your choice
With Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $235.00
Demonstrator - $290.00
With Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $255.00
Demonstrator - $310.00
With Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $265.00
Demonstrator - $320.00
With Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $275.00
Demonstrator - $330.00
With Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $285.00
Demonstrator - $340.00
With Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $295.00
Demonstrator - $350.00
The first production run of the clear Fantasy Snorkel barrels and caps are exquisite.
There is an additional $55.00 charge for translucent demonstrator colors
Removing the machining scratches inside the cap and barrel were my primary concerns in making these demonstrators PERFECT
With many translucent acrylic colors available, tangerine was the choice of several customers, just after the first place choice of clear
Only your imagination can limit the availability of demonstrator tints
Rich colors bring out the true meaning of the "Fantasy Snorkel" demonstrator
This Brown Smoke acrylic truly brought tears to my eyes when it was polished
Deep Acrylic, Vibrant Colors
Nibs Available In Fine, Medium and Broad
Pen Clips And Bands Available In Gold Or Rhodium
Limited Availability On Original 14K Gold Feed ($20.00)
Limited Availability Nibs In A, XFine and Flex Medium
*Additional Cost Added For Flex and Stub Nibs now available
Rare Snorkel Music Nibs are a special request only
Pen Comes Luxuriously Displayed And Protected In A White Satin Bed Interior And Spring Action Pen Box
All pens components are meticulously restored, all nibs are adjusted for smooth writing and come with a 1 year total satisfaction guarantee
The "Snorkel" filling system prevents the dipping of the nib and feed into the ink bottle making it an extremely clean filling system
From 1952 to 1956 Sheaffer only had six solid colors available: Blue, Burgundy, Black, Grey, Brown and Green
As Sheaffer realized 6 solid colors was not a large selection, they added 9 more solid colors in 1956 to 1959
As a way to differentiate the snorkel for other fountain pens, Sheaffer introduced short, pointed phrases to highlight the filling system
Recognized as the most complicated filling system in any fountain pen, it also was the most dependable and one of the most efficient pens ever made
In the 1950's a thin model pen was the demand of the every day writer. As time went on the demand for a thin model was lost. Tega Pen Company has designed the Fantasy Snorkel to be fatter and well balanced
Step 1 - Turn the blind cap counter clockwise
Step 2 - Pull out the filler tube
Step 3 - Dip the Snorkel tube into the ink
Step 4 - Push the filler down and count to 7 with the snorkel tip IN THE INK
Step 5 - Turn the blind cap clockwise to retract the snorkel tube
Over 30 years ago, the late Frank Dubiel tested several popular pens of the time in a "real world" situation. Two models of each pen were used to write 500 words per day using Carter blue-black ink with one fill
Paul Erano heard someone was making a new snorkel
Gary Lehrer of Gopens.com introduces Paul to John Bedard
"I Knew He Was Just The Right Man For The Job"
There are now over 25 different Fantasy acrylics , including the demonstrators, to choose from. Choose the acrylic description from the pictures in the cap & barrel or demonstrator section
You can choose the current availability of: Account, extra fine, fine, medium and broad.
Flex, Stub and Music nibs have limited availability upon request
You can choose an open nib or the triumph nib, sometimes referred to as the conical nib. These are available in PdAg (silver) , gold or two tone
Gold or silver cap bands and gold plated or silver/chrome clips are available to match the nib style you choose. Special requests welcomed
Free Priority shipping withing the Unites States. Fantasy Snorkel Fountain Pens shipped outside the US will be charged actual shipping costs
Upon receiving your detailed order I will respond promptly with availability and pricing.
Payment options include PayPal and credit card by phone or fax
The Columbus show is Oct. 30th - November 3rd. I will be attending and holding a "How To Fill A Snorkel " seminar.
A full line of acrylics as well as the DEMONSTRATORS will be available. I should also have a rare flex medium, ONE music nib and several stub nibs.
The Columbus Show is well know for being a truly vintage pen show. There will be many reputable dealers with quality pens of all makes and models. Please stop by to see a "Fantasy Snorkel" in person and experience the reputation on one of the best fountain pens ever made.
Tega Pen Company would like to thank all those that attended the Raleigh Pen Show. With a larger selection of fantasy colors and 5 sample demonstrator barrels, the show was a great success. The Snorkel seminar was well attended and with snorkel pens to fill . With an extremely large projection monitor in the Board room the demonstration was fun and everyone had a little squirt experience. Yes, we used only water for our demonstration!
For our 2nd year the DC SuperShow was a smash hit. It was well attended and the variety of vintage and new fountain pens was extraordinary. We will continue the large variety of "Fantasy Snorkel" fountain pens as we have in the prior shows. We have had amazing comments on the acrylic colors, the feel, balance and nib smoothness.
With San Francisco being our first time at that show, the response was amazing. Several attendees came just to see or purchase a "Fantasy Snorkel" fountain pen. I sold out of several of the acrylic designs. The Black/White, Dark blue and Turquoise are being made as we speak. It was the first show with availability on a rare flex and stub nib.
The "Fantasy Snorkel" Fountain Pen is a unique gift that has never been seen by many pen collectors. After a year of development, the "Fantasy Snorkel" was perfected and born. The amazing writing characteristics and color variations can be experienced by stopping at any of the pen shows to see a great fountain pen.
For all the pen collectors and every day pen writers that have purchased a "Fantasy Snorkel" I say THANK YOU. I try my best to offer an exceptional writing fountain pen in amazing acrylic colors to fit the writing habits of every person. Your total satisfaction is guaranteed.
Reproduction of the original
vintage pen tray
Sides and front border are solid oak
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Over the past few months and several pen shows, many have asked for flex and even music nibs. Those are very hard to find and if you are interested please let me know and I will put you on the list for special requests. It should be noted that these nibs are 60 years old and many did not survive over the years.
Currently, I have an exceptional vari accountant nib, several extra fine, fine, medium/fine. medium and three broad nibs. These are in different nib styles, so the choices may be limited.