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Founded by Walter A. Sheaffer in Fort Madison, Iowa, in the back room of his jewelry store. Started producing their own pens in 1912 and in 1913 the company had seven employees. The company is known for a number of important design aspects of fountain pens including the first practical lever filling fountain pen. That earned Walter Sheaffer a U.S. patent in August of 1908. Today it may seem like a small thing, but at the time it was significant. A single stroke of a slim metal lever is used to fill the pen reservoir directly from the ink bottle. No more hand filling pens with eye droppers!.

Enthusiastic response was met, Sheaffer risked his life savings to establish the W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company in 1912.

In 1966 Sheaffer became part of Textron Inc. and in 1976 a division of the Eaton Paper Com. The company was next taken over by BIC.

In April 2011 Morton Clarke & Co. Ltd is the national distributor for Sheaffer products in Canada.

In 2014 Cross purchased Sheaffer.


What's NewIn January 2023 William Penn, a multi-brand distributor and retailer of writing instruments, announced the acquisition of Sheaffer, a 110-year-old American writing instruments manufacturing company. The company will take over Sheaffer’s manufacturing, marketing, and retailing across 75 countries, including the US, UK, Mexico, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa, Japan, and India, among others. It plans to gradually shift the manufacturing base to India from the existing facilities in Europe and China. The acquisition from AT Cross Company comprises the brand’s complete product portfolio and licences, including premium pens, journals, and gift sets.

Repair Center

Sheaffer Division of BIC USA
2623 Ave L
Ft. Madison, IA 52627
Tel: 800-FINE-PEN (Toll Free)
Tel: 319-372-8588
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Contact Sheaffer

Sheaffer Service Dept
Morton Clarke & Co. Ltd.
#160 – 2368 No. 5 Road
Richmond BC
V6X 2T1
Tel. 604-273-1055 ext 2
Tel. 800-810-1055 ext 2

Stone Marketing Limited
10 Sovereign Way
Kent TN9 1RH
Tel: +44 (0) 1732 771771
Fax: +44 (0) 1732 771767

Sheaffer Pen
BIC Australia Pty. Ltd.
Tel: 1800 811 087 (Toll Free)

BIC Product (Asia) Pte Ltd
60 Alexandra Terrace
The Comtech #05-05
Singapore 118502

Miguel Angel Distributions, S.A.
5 De Mayo No. 29 H Col. Centro
C.P. 06000 Delegación Cuauhtémoc
Mexico D.F.
Phone: (55)
Fax: (55)