For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Restored Circa 1938 Sheaffer Oversize Balance Fountain Pen in the Ebonite Pearl Celluloid. 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, & section. Replaced the old rubber sac with a new silicone sac in order to preserve the color. Hand polished the Gold Filling Sheaffer Clip, Cap Banding, and 14K Gold 2-Tone NIB. I have 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 the pearl is spectacular with gorgeous color, very firey with depth.
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 Gold Plate Clip. The gold-filled clip is in excellent condition with no wear. The Cap Banding display only the very slightest top edge wear - it is very minor and I point it out for clarity's sake. The Gold-Filled Lever is in perfect condition with no wear of the gold-filled plating. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO. FORT MADISON, IOWA U.S.A. PATENTED IN U.S.A.". Collector Alert: This pen is in remarkable 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.
This Sheaffer has the LIFETIME 14K 2-TONE NIB. The actual writing portion, the iridium, of the 14K Sheaffer NIB has a fine point measuring roughly .56mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a fine to medium stroke/line that varies between .47mm to .61mm when measured with digital calipers. I have to point out that this Sheaffer Nib has the Waverly point (where the point is turned up slightly) - 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 very Rare Oversize Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen in the Ebonite Pearl Celluloid that would grade in Excellent+ Condition. The coloring of the barrel is in such immaculate condition and will be a prize for the new owner. Certainly, this fountain pen is collector grade and is ready to write with or just add to your writing arsenal collection.
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