For your consideration, we are offering for sale this vintage circa 1953 Sheaffer Sentinel Snorkel Fountain Pen & Pencil Set in the scarce Mandarin Orange color with a two-tone conical 14K nib. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, and put back together and now is in wonderful operating and writing condition.
The Sheaffer Sentinel model combination was the two-tone cap and 14K two-tone nib - this is what is known as the Sentinel for the Snorkel. This fountain pen & pencil cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks, or repairs. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel. The cap is stamped with, "SHEAFFER Made in U.S.A." The barrel is stamped, "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO. FORT MADISON, IOWA U.S.A. MADE IN U.S.A.". This Sheaffer Snorkel measures 5 1/2" in length capped and 6 1/2" posted.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the Fountain Pen NIB, section, feed, and tube. Hand polished the cap and two-tone 14K Medium Nib. There is no brassing or wear to the cap or the gold-filled clip and cap banding on either the fountain pen or pencil. I have cleaned, buffed, polished & waxed the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the material of the fountain pen. I installed a new rubber sac, o-ring, and point seal - all been replaced with correct reproduction parts. This Sheaffer Pen has been disassembled, cleaned, and inspected for any defects before reassembling. The snorkel tube moves freely and draws ink as it should.
The 14K NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .67mm when measured with digital calipers. The NIB writes with a medium line/stroke. In the writing sample provided, this NIB stroke measures roughly .67mm to .77mm when measuring with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills as it should. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.
The Touchdown filling system has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned/restored, put back together, and added a dab of pure silicone to the Touchdown filling system for ease and smooth operational use. The filling system now has perfect suction and works flawlessly.
The pencil is in working condition as it will repel lead as it was designed to.
The set comes with the original box which is in very to excellent condition.
This Sheaffer Snorkel Set in the High-Cachet Mandarin Orange Color is in ready-to-write condition or just add to your writing arsenal collection. I would consider this Sheaffer Snorkel Set to easily grade in Excellent to Near Mint Condition.
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