This fountain pen & pencil 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. The fountain pen barrel is stamped with, "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO OF CANADA LTD GODERICH ONT. MADE IN CANADA." This Sheaffer Snorkel Fountain Pen measures 5 5/8" in length capped and 6 3/8" posted.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the Fountain Pen NIB, section, feed, and tube. Hand polished the cap and 14K Medium Nib. There is no brassing or wear to any of the Gold Filled Trim on either the fountain pen or pencil. I have cleaned, buffed, polished & waxed the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the material of the fountain pen. I 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.
I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The snorkel tube moves freely and draws ink and repel just as easily.
The 14K NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .87mm when measured with digital calipers. The NIB writes with a medium line/stroke. In the writing sample provided, this NIB stroke measures roughly .73mm to .83mm when measuring with digital calipers. 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.
The Touchdown filling system has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned/restored, put back together and added a dab of pure silicone to the Touchdown filling system for ease and smooth operational use. The filling system now has perfect suction and works flawlessly.
The pencil is working condition as it will repel lead as it was designed to. The pencil has an imprint that reads, "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO FORT MADISON, IOWA U.S.A. MADE IN U.S.A.". There is a gently used eraser that is installed under the cap.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This Sheaffer Snorkel Set in the High-Cachet Vermillion Color. These are extremely scarce to find with a complete Vermillion barrel and Cap on the Fountain Pen. Also, finding a Vermillion Pencil is probably more difficult to secure than the Fountain Pen. This is in ready to write condition or just add to writing arsenal collection. I would consider this Sheaffer Snorkel Set to easily grade in Excellent Condition.
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