I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Replaced the old rubber sac with a new silicone sac to help preserve the coloring of this Jade. Hand polished the Gold Filled Sheaffer Clip, Cap Banding, Lever, and 14K Gold 2-Tone Lifetime NIB. I also cleaned, buffed, polished, and waxed the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen. The color of this Jade is with gorgeous, vibrant color - no discoloration.
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 bright gold filled trim with no wear. The Cap Banding is in excellent condition with no wear of the gold-filled plating. 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. FORT MADISON, IOWA U.S.A. MADE IN U.S.A.". Collector Alert: This pen is in remarkable condition with the Jade color displaying so vibrantly. There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. This Sheaffer Oversize Balance Fountain Pen measures 5 5/8" in length capped and 6 5/8" posted.
I have tested the lever filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The filling system is working as it should.
This Sheaffer OS Balance has a very hard to find Flexible, Wet Noodle Nib. The nib flexes is ease. This Sheaffer has a 14K 2-Tone Lifetime Nib. The actual iridium tip on this Sheaffer Nib has a medium point measuring roughly .68mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a medium to a triple broad line. In the writing sample provided, the fine line measures at .62mm and will flex to a triple broad stroke measuring 2.36mm with medium to firm pressure when I measured with digital calipers. Having a Sheaffer Nib, like this particular nib, is a real treat and extremely rare to find in the Oversize model. 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.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is a fabulous vintage Senior Sheaffer Oversize Balance Fountain Pen in the Jade Celluloid that would grade in excellent+ condition. Having a wet noodle Nib is "cherry" on top of this gorgeous fountain pen! Certainly, this writing instrument is collector grade and is in ready to write with or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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