I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, section, and barrel. Replaced the rubber sac with a new rubber sac. Hand polished the Gold Filled Clip, Cap Banding, and 14K Gold 2-Tone NIB. I also cleaned, buffed, and polished the cap and barrel 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, teeth marks, or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the White Dot with a gorgeous Gold Filled Clip that displays no gold fill loss. The Cap Banding displays a bright gold fill color again with no gold fill loss. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "W.A. Sheaffer Pen Co Fort Madison, Iowa, U.S.A. MADE IN U.S.A.". The ink-view window is water-clear and in excellent condition. There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. This Oversized Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen measures 5 5/8" in length capped and 6 3/8" posted.
I have tested the lever filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. Works like it did when it left the factory.
This Sheaffer has the 2-Tone Waverly 14K NIB. The actual writing portion, the iridium, of the 14K Sheaffer NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .65mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a medium stroke/line measuring between .62mm to .67mm when measured with digital calipers. I have to point out that this Sheaffer Nib writes very smooth - such a pleasure to write with. 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 Parker Quink Blue Ink.
This is a fabulous Oversize Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen in the vibrant Golden Brown Celluloid that would grade in Excellent+ to Near Mint Condition. Certainly, this fountain pen is collector grade and this fine writing instrument is ready to write with or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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