For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Gorgeous Restored Circa 1938 Sheaffer Admiral Balance Fountain Pen in the Carmine Red Striated Pearl Celluloid. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, and put back together and now is in wonderful writing condition.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Replaced the rubber sac with a new sac. Hand polished the Gold Filled Clip, Cap Banding, and 14K Gold NIB. I also cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has a Golden Filled Clip and Cap Banding all of which are clean and polished to a bright shine. The only wear you will find on this pen is on the flat edging on the clip ball - very minor and need to use magnification to see it but I point it out for clarity sake. The barrel is clearly and crisply stamped with, "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO FORT MADISON, IOWA, U.S.A. PATENTED IN U.S.A. 500." There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. This Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen is a Long Standard size that measures 5 1/2" in length capped and 6 1/8" posted.
I have restored the filling system with a new silicone sac. I have tested the lever filling mechanism with water and fills as it should.
This Sheaffer has a FeatherTouch #5 14K NIB. The actual writing portion, the iridium, of the 14K Sheaffer FeatherTouch NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .70mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a medium stroke measuring at .65mm and will flex up to a double broad 1.26mm stroke with firm pressure when measured with digital calipers. I have to point out the nib writes extremely smooth under normal writing conditions with a wet line. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Montblanc Blue Ink.
This Sheaffer Admiral Balance Fountain Pen is in magnificent condition and would grade it at Excellent to Excellent+ Condition. This is collector-worthy and a super addition to one's writing arsenal collection.
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