For your consideration, we are offering for sale this restored vintage circa 1959 Sheaffer PFM V Snorkel Fountain Pen with Gold Plated Cap and Blue Barrel. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, and put back together and now is in wonderful operating and writing condition.
The PFM came in five principal models, varying by cap and trim color. What we have here is the PFM V. The PFM models are below for your reference:
PFM I - Single color plastic cap and barrel, polished stainless steel clip and cap band, and palladium silver nib. The PFM I is the only model without the White Dot.
PFM II - Frosted stainless steel cap and plastic barrel, polished stainless steel clip and cap band, and palladium silver nib.
PFM III - Single color plastic cap and barrel, gold-filled clip and cap band, and a 14kt gold nib.
PFM IV - Stainless steel cap and plastic barrel, gold-filled clip and plunger cap endplate, and a 14kt gold nib.
PFM V - Gold plated cap and plastic barrel, gold-filled clip and plunger cap endplate, and a 14kt gold nib.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks, or repairs. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel of the fountain pen. The fountain pen cap lip is stamped with, "SHEAFFER Made in U.S.A." This Sheaffer PFM V measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 5 5/8" posted. The pencil measures 5 1/8" inches.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, section, and feed. Hand polished the gold plated cap, trim, and 14K Medium Nib. The Sheaffer White Dot is securely attached in the clip. I have cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the material of the fountain pen. The Gold Plated Cap is in excellent condition with no wear, dings, or dents. Installed a new rubber sac, o-ring, and point seal - all been replaced with correct reproduction parts. This Sheaffer Pen has been disassembled, cleaned, and inspected for any defects before reassembling.
The PFM has the Snorkel Touchdown Filling System. We replaced the point seal, o-ring, and added a new rubber sac. The snorkel tube moves freely and the Touchdown filling system draws ink as it should.
The Sheaffer 14K Inlay NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .62mm when measured with digital calipers. The NIB writes with a fine to medium line/stroke. In the writing sample provided, this NIB stroke measures from .47mm to .75mm when measuring with digital calipers. The nib performs very smoothly when creating the writing sample. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue-Black Ink.
The Sheaffer PFM V is one of the hardest PFM fountain pens to source. I would consider this Sheaffer PFM V to easily grade in Excellent Condition. Certainly, a collector-grade PFM V to add to your writing arsenal collection!
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