I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, section, and barrel. Replaced the old packing unit with new, added a new plunger gasket, and new stainless plunger rod. Hand polished the Gold Filled Clip, Cap Banding, and 14K Gold 2-Tone NIB. I also cleaned, buffed, and polished, the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the White Dot with a gorgeous Gold Filled Clip that displays no gold fill loss. The Cap Banding displays a bright gold fill color with no gold fill loss. The barrel is clear and crisply stamped with, "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO FORT MADISON, IOWA, U.S.A. MADE IN U.S.A.". The transparency of the barrel is Excellent displaying near water clear transparency, albeit with minor ambering. There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. This Oversized Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen measures 5 5/8" in length capped and 6 3/8" posted.
I have tested the plunger filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The Plunger Filling System works excellent and holds an enormous amount of ink.
This Sheaffer has the 2-Tone Waverly 14K NIB. The actual writing portion, the iridium, of the 14K Sheaffer NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .66mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a medium stroke/line measuring between .67mm to .78mm when measured with digital calipers. The nib is very rigid but does perform very well when writing. 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.
Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is a fabulous Oversize Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen in the Jet Black Celluloid that would grade in Excellent+ Condition. The barrel transparency is in great condition along with the brightly polished gold filled trim. Certainly, this fountain pen is collector grade that is ready to write with or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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