I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, section, and barrel. Replaced the old rubber sac with a new sac. Hand polished the 14K Solid Gold Clip, 14K Solid Gold Cap Banding, and 14K Gold NIB. I also cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen.
This Sheaffer Autograph is an early style pen with a full ball clip (note the full ball clip lacks a Sheaffer imprint, while all cataloged non-Autograph pens with full-ball clip have "Sheaffer's" markings on the clip). These were typically executive pens - they were the individuals that could afford these types of pens back in the day.
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. This Sheaffer Oversize Balance is an AUTOGRAPH model having the 14K Solid Gold Clip and Cap Banding. The clip and cap banding have been polished to shine brightly and display no wear. The lever is in excellent condition shining bright with no wear. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO FORT MADISON, IOWA U.S.A. PAT.D-78,795". This Autograph model has the engraving on the 14K cap banding that reads, "David Hyoung Jr.". This Oversized Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen measures 5 5/8" in length capped and 6 3/8" posted. The Autograph Pencil has the same signature with the clip, cap banding, and nose cone all stamped 14K
I have tested the fountain pen lever filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The pencil is twist activated and also is working as it should.
This Sheaffer has a 2-Tone Lifetime NIB that is 14K. that is measuring roughly .41mm, an extra-fine point when measured with digital calipers. When writing a sample with this NIB, it writes with an extra-fine to fine stroke/line variation. In the writing sample provided, the extra-fine line measures .35mm and will "flex" to a Fine .51mm stoke/line 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.
This is one of those vintage Sheaffer Oversize Fountain Pen and Pencil sets you don't always get a chance to secure in your collection due to being the scarce Autograph model. This classy Sheaffer Oversize Autograph Balance Fountain Pen in the Marine Green Celluloid would grade in Excellent to Excellent+ Condition. Certainly, this fountain pen & pencil set is collector grade and is ready to write with or just add to your writing arsenal collection.
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