For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Mint Condition, New Old Stock, Never Inked Sheaffer Imperial Model 790 Fountain Pen in Black Laque Barrel with Gold Electroplated Cap. I consider this fountain pen in New Old Stock Condition, Never Inked, Mint, in the original box with Sheaffer documentation.
NOTE: This Sheaffer Imperial 790 was in production from the mid-1970s to as late as 1992. I suspect that Sheaffer Imperial probably dates to the early to mid 1980s
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no wear, chips, cracks, teeth marks, or repairs with the cap always securing to the barrel. The cap has a 3 Line repeating fluted pattern with the Gold Electroplated "Loss Proof" Spring-loaded Clip that displays the White Dot in perfect condition. The cap lip is stamped with, "GOLD ELECTROPLATED SHEAFFER CROWN LOGO SHEAFFER U.S.A.". There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel. There is no brassing or wear to the cap or the clip. This Sheaffer Model 790 Imperial Fountain Pen measures 5 1/4" in length capped and 5 3/4" posted.
The filling system can use Sheaffer-style cartridges, or you can fill it with bottled ink via the included ink converter.
This Sheaffer Imperial has a 14K Solid Gold Factory Broad Sheaffer Nib measuring roughly 1.19mm when measuring with digital calipers. I have not written with this Sheaffer Imperial as I wanted to keep it in Mint, New Old Stock, Never Inked Condition for the next collector. The Nib sure looks "juicy" to write with.
Come with the original box with Sheaffer documentation. The box and papers are in mint condition.
These Sheaffer Imperial Fountain Pens are becoming more and more collectible. Collectors love the Inlaid style nibs and these pens are steady workhorses for writing long periods. This Sheaffer Model 790 Imperial Fountain pen is in ready-to-write condition or just add to your writing arsenal collection. I would consider this Sheaffer Imperial Fountain Pen to grade at New Old Stock, Mint, Never Inked Condition.