I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, and section. Replaced the old rubber sac with a new, properly sized rubber sac. Hand polished the Gold Filled Cap Banding, Gold Filled Clip, Gold Filled Lever Bar, and 14K NIB. Cleaned, Buffed, and Polished the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen. This John Holland is a standard size that measures 5 1/8" in length capped and 6 3/8" posted.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The gold-filled cap clip and banding is in excellent condition with no brassing. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "JEWEL JOHN HOLLAND CIN'TI. O" The celluloid has a deep black color with those orange end caps - just a very classy pen. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel.
The John Holland Filling System is a lever filler that works great. I added a new rubber sac and now the filling unit operates as it was originally intended to.
The John Holland NIB is a 14K NIB. This Nib is very firm yet writes very smoothly. The actual writing portion of the 14K Holland NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .80mm when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample, this NIB writes with a medium stroke/line. In the writing sample provided, the medium line variation measures between .64mm and .80mm when measured with digital calipers under medium pressure. The 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.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
John Holland Fountain Pens were based out of Cincinnati, Ohio and were made of high-quality materials. I grade this Holland Jewel in Excellent Condition. A great pen with Ohio history - it is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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