Fantasy Snorkel Fountain Pens Are Made In The U.S.A.

Fantastic Solid and Translucent Acrylic Colors

Tega Pen Company Welcomes You To "The Fantasy SNORKEL Pen Collection"

BRINGING BACK THE 50's

1952-1959 SNORKEL Pens Reborn in a Variety of Fantasy Colors and Nib Options



New Age Materials Combined With A Tried And True Filling Technology

Amazing Acrylic Colors

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New materials available today are more vibrant, have a softer feel and allow for better pen balance

High Luster Finish

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With a 5 step sanding process and a final polishing operation, barrel and end caps are exceptionally smooth and seamless

Clip & Band Trim Options

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Clips and bands are available in gold and silver to match the nib design of your choice

SNORKEL Nib Styles & Fantasy Pen Prices

Open PdAg Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $235.00

Demonstrator - $290.00

Open Gold Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $255.00

Demonstrator - $310.00

Open Two Tone Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $265.00

Demonstrator - $320.00

Triumph PdAg Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $275.00

Demonstrator - $330.00

Triumph Gold Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $285.00

Demonstrator - $340.00

Triumph Two Tone Nib

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Solid Acrylic Fantasy Pen - $295.00

Demonstrator - $350.00

Demonstrators Have Arrived !

Crystal Clear

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The first production run of the clear Fantasy Snorkel barrels and caps are exquisite.  


Exceptional Look

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Removing the machining scratches inside the cap and barrel were my primary concerns in making these demonstrators PERFECT 

Tangerine

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With many translucent acrylic colors available, tangerine was the choice of several customers, just after the first place choice of clear

Blue Sky

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Only your imagination can limit the availability of demonstrator tints

Vibrant Red

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Rich colors bring out the true meaning of the "Fantasy Snorkel" demonstrator

Brown Smoke

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This Brown Smoke acrylic truly brought tears to my eyes when it was polished

AVAILABILITY

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Triumph Nibs in Gold, Two Tone and Silver PdAg

Nibs Available In Fine, Medium and Broad

Pen Clips And Bands Available In Gold Or Rhodium

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Open Nibs in Gold, Two Tone and Silver PdAg

Limited Availability On Original 14K Gold Feed ($20.00)

Nibs available in:  A, XFine, Fine, Medium & Broad

*Additional Cost For Gregg, Flex and Stub 

Rare Snorkel Music Nibs are a special request onl

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Perfect Gift For Any Pen Collector

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 History Of The SNORKEL

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The History of the SNORKEL

The Ink Gets Sucked Up The Tube By Vacuum

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The "Snorkel" filling system prevents the dipping of the nib and feed into the ink bottle making it an extremely clean filling system

Sheaffer's Original 6 Solid Colors In 1952

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From 1952 to 1956 Sheaffer only had six solid colors available: Blue, Burgundy, Black, Grey, Brown and Green

Sheaffer Added 9 Colors During 1956 - 1959

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As Sheaffer realized 6 solid colors was not a large selection, they added 9 more solid colors in 1956 to 1959

Promotional Ideas Of The 1950's

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As a way to differentiate the snorkel for other fountain pens, Sheaffer introduced short, pointed phrases to highlight the filling system

18 Components Needed To Make A Snorkel

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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

Snorkel "TM" Was Promoted As Their Thin Model

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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

How To Fill A SNORKEL

Five Simple Steps

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Step 1 - Turn the blind cap counter clockwise

Step 2 - Pull out the filler tube          

Step 3 - Dip the Snorkel tube into the ink

The Last 2 Steps

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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

Your Pen Is Ready To Write

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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

Download How To Fill A Snorkel

Fountain Pen Journal 2019

How It All Started

Paul Erano heard someone was making a new snorkel

It's All About Relationships

Gary Lehrer of Gopens.com introduces Paul to John Bedard

Paul Writes The Article

"I Knew He Was Just The Right Man For The Job"

How To Order Your Fantasy Snorkel

Pick Your Fantasy Acrylic

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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

Pick Your Nib Grade

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You can choose the current availability of: Account, extra fine, fine, medium and broad. 

Flex, Stub and Music nibs have limited availability upon request

Pick Your Nib Style

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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

Pick Your Band And Clip Trim

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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

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Free Priority shipping withing the Unites States. Fantasy Snorkel Fountain Pens shipped outside the US will be charged actual shipping costs

Orders & Payment Options

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Upon receiving your detailed order I will respond promptly with availability and pricing.

Payment options include PayPal and credit card by phone or fax

What's Going On ?

Columbus, Ohio Pen Show

The Columbus show was Oct. 30th - November 3rd. I had a full room on my "How To Fill A Snorkel " seminar.

A full line of acrylics as well as the DEMONSTRATORS were available and the CLEAR DEMONSTRATOR was a huge seller.

The Columbus Show is well know for being a truly vintage pen show. There were many reputable dealers with quality pens of all makes and models. 

Philadelphia Pen Show 2020

The Philly Pen Show is January  17 - 19. 

We will be attending the show with a larger selection of Fantasy colors and 5 demonstrator tints, including the clear Fantasy Demonstrator. 

Additionally, I will have a very wide selection of nibs in flex, stub & in all standard grades from X to B in both the open and the triumph style. 

In total, I will have over 75 different nibs to meet your expectations of the perfect nib.


The Baltimore Pen Show

The Baltimore Pen Show is February 28th -March 1st.

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.


We will "not be attending" the LA Pen show  February 6th - 9th due to a prior commitment. Items can be  order thru the web site or by phone.

The DC Super Show & San Francisco Pen Shows

Tega Pen company is planning to attend both these pen shows.

Dates have not been announced at this time. As soon as the dates are established I will update our web page to give everyone ample time to plan for the show. If there is something special you are looking for, please let me know and I can bring it to the show.

Birthdays and Holiday gifts

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. 

Thank you

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.

The web site is update frequently with new additions and nib availability.

Reproduction Pen Trays - $35.00

Trays 7 x 7 1/4

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Reproduction of the original 

vintage pen tray

Trays Hold 10 Pens

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Made From All Wood

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Sides and front border are solid oak

Assorted Colors Available

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Quality You Can Count On

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Trays Make The Perfect Display

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Special Requests

Looking For A Special Nib?

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 variety of nibs in: Accountant, Xfine, Fine, Medium/Fine & Medium. 

I currently have: 1 Gregg,  3 Flex nibs, 3 Stub and 3 Broad nibs. These are in different nib styles, so the choices may be limited.

Fantasy Snorkel Pen Made By The Tega Pen Company

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