For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Restored Circa 1938 Sheaffer Standard Balance Fountain Pen in the Marine Green Celluloid with Uncataloged Wide Lined Jewelers Cap Banding. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, and put back together and now is in wonderful writing condition.

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, Jewelers 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 does not have the White Dot but has the gold filled Uncataloged Wide Lined Jewelers Cap Banding that has been polished to shine bright with no gold filled loss. The cap banding cartouche area is clean and free from any initials or personalizations. The clip displays only a hint of gold fill loss on the edges of the flat ball of the clip and at the very top tip of the clip - these are very minor and nearly impossible to see with the naked eye. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "W.A. Sheaffer Pen Co Fort Madison, Iowa, U.S.A. Patented in the U.S.A.". Collector Alert: The transparency of the barrel is Near Water Clear - one can easily see through the barrel, albeit with minor ambering, these are hard to find in this condition. There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. This Standard Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 6 1/8" 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 14K Feather Touch #5 NIB. The actual writing portion, the iridium, of the 14K Sheaffer NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .68mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a fine to medium stroke/line measuring between .49mm to .83mm when measured with digital calipers. The two-tone plating of the nib does not display any wear and is in excellent condition. 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 very Rare Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen in the Marine Green Celluloid with hard to acquire Jeweler's Cap Banding that I would grade in Excellent Condition. The barrel transparency is in such immaculate condition and will be a prize for the new owner. Certainly, this fountain pen is collector grade and this fine writing instrument is ready to write with or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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