I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, section, and barrel. Replaced the old packing unit with new and added a new plunger gasket. Hand polished the Chrome Clip, Cap Banding, and 14K Gold 2-Tone NIB. I also cleaned, buffed, polished, and waxed the barrel, cap, and blind 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, teeth marks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the White Dot with Chrome Clip and Cap Banding which both displays some wear. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "W.A. Sheaffer Pen Co Fort Madison, Iowa, U.S.A. Patented in the U.S.A. 1000". 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 plunger filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The Plunger Filling System works excellent and holds an enormous amount of ink.
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 .78mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a fine to medium stroke/line measuring between .55mm to .78mm 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.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is a very nice Oversize Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen in the Silver Striated Pearl Celluloid that would grade in the Fine to Very Fine Condition. The trim is good but does show some wear and could be replated. This fine writing instrument is ready to write with or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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