For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Restored Circa 1921 Sheaffer #2 Slotted Pattern Gold Filled Flat Top Fountain Pen with extremely scarce Sheaffer #2 Flexible Nib. 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 old rubber sac with a new silicone sac. Hand polished the Gold Filled Cap, Barrel, Lever Arm, and 14K Sheaffer NIB.
This Sheaffer Flat Top is the Gold Filled "SLOTTED" Flat Top Fountain Pen which are difficult pens to source. The cap is always securing tightly to the barrel. The Gold Filled Cap displays some light gold-filled wear to the gold-filled material but displays less than normal wear/use for the age of this pen. The barrel is in very good condition with little wear to the gold-filled slotted overlay and minor ding next to the lever on the overlay. The barrel is stamped, "SHEAFFER'S" and "SHEAFFER-CLIP" on the cap clip. All the gold-filled overlay has been polished to shine brightly once again. The fountain pen is free of any monograms or personalizations. This Sheaffer #2 Flat Top Fountain Pen is a Full Size model measuring 5 3/8" in length capped and 6 5/8" posted.
I have tested the lever filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The filling system is working as it was designed to.
Here is where this Sheaffer Fountain Pen gets interesting. Typically, we rarely find Sheaffer nibs that are nothing less stiff as a nail when writing with it. This Sheaffer has a #2 Super Flexible Nib that ranges from a Medium to Triple Broad-line variation and considered a very scarce nib in Sheaffer collector markets. The actual iridium tip on this Sheaffer Nib has a medium point measuring roughly .62mm when measured with digital calipers. In the writing sample provided, the medium line measures at .64mm and will flex to a triple broad stroke measuring 1.97mm with medium to firm pressure when I measured with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was performed by dipping the Nib in Montblanc Blue Ink.
The Sheaffer Slotted Overlay Fountain Pen pattern is considered extremely desirable and extremely difficult to acquire. Rarely do we find Sheaffer nibs that flex as this one does. This Sheaffer Slotted Fountain Pen will grade in the Very Fine Condition area, it is not perfect but better than most. These are clearly very scarce pens and high-cachet on collector lists. Certainly, this one would be a great addition to one's writing arsenal collection!
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