I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Replaced the old ink sac with a new, properly sized silicone sac and barrel o-ring. Hand polished the Gold Filled Cap, Barrel, Blind Cap and 14K NIB.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap is 14K gold filled with a White Dot and displays no brassing - it is also stamped with, "SHEAFFER'S MADE IN U.S.A.". The barrel has a very light personalization that is really only seen under magnification that reads, "FRANK R HARR" - in that same area there is light gold fill loss and is only contained to this area which is roughly 25mm long by 3.5mm tall - in regular light it is very hard to see the plating loss with the naked eye, the camera overemphasizes it and could be easily replated. This Sheaffer Touch Down Fountain Pen measures 5 1/4" in length capped and 6 1/8" posted.
This Sheaffer has the Touch Down Filling system. I have greased the unit and now works smooth and flawlessly. I replaced the old rubber sac with a new silicone sac and changed the old o-ring with a new one. The Sheaffer fills as it was intended to back in the early 1950s.
This Sheaffer has a 14K Conical Nib. The actual iridium tip on this Sheaffer Nib has a fine point measuring roughly .52mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with a medium stroke/line. In the writing sample provided, the medium line measures at .66mm with normal writing pressure when I measured with digital calipers. 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 Ink.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is a great Sheaffer All Gold Filled Touch Down Model Fountain Pen that would grade in Fine Condition. If the small area or gold fill loss and personalization were not there, this Sheaffer would be an Excellent to Near Mint fountain pen. A stylish pen that is ready to write with or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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