For your consideration, we are offering for sale this very scarce Restored Circa 1929 White-dot Sheaffer Jade Standard Size Balance Fountain Pen with screw-on Composition Taper-End. 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 to help preserve the color. Hand polished the Gold Filled Sheaffer Clip, Cap Banding, and 14K Gold Lifetime NIB. I also cleaned, buffed, & polished the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen. The color of this Jade is gorgeous with vibrant color.
Note: This Balance is a 1st Year style due to the Clip reaching to the top of the cap banding. This balance is the early style.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the Sheaffer Gold Filled Clip that displays very minor wear on the high-point on the ball of the clip. The Cap Banding is in very good condition with just a hint of wear on the lower edge of the cap band. The Gold-Filled Lever is in perfect condition with no wear of the gold-filled material. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO. PAT, AUG.25,08.FORT MADISON, IOWA U.S.A. DEC.10,12-JAN.27-OCT.20-NOV.24.14". There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. This Jade Balance Fountain Pen is a standard size version that measures 6 1/8 in length capped and 6 1/4" posted.
I have tested the lever filling mechanism with water and fills as it should.
This Sheaffer Balance has a 14K Lifetime Nib. The actual iridium tip on this Sheaffer Nib has a FINE point measuring roughly .44mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a fine line. In the writing sample provided, the fine line measures between .45mm and .48mm with normal pressure when I measured with digital calipers. The nib is a very rigid writer. 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 Parker Quink Blue-black Ink.
This is a very scarce vintage 1st Year 1929 Sheaffer Standard Size Balance Fountain Pen in the Jade Celluloid with the Composition Black Taper ene that would grade in Very Fine to Excellent condition. Certainly, this writing instrument is collector grade and is in ready to write with or just add to your writing arsenal collection.
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