For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Restored Circa 1953 Sheaffer Sentinel Snorkel Fountain Pen in the scarce Fiesta Red color with a conical 14K 2-Tone nib. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, and put back together and now is in wonderful operating and writing condition.
This fountain pen 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 with, 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, collar/section, feed, and tube. Hand polished the cap and two-tone 14K Nib. There is no brassing or wear to the gold-filled clip or cap banding. I have cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the material of the fountain pen. I installed a new 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 14K Sheaffer 2-Tone NIB is has a Medium Nib. The point measures roughly .67mm when measured with digital calipers. The NIB writes with a medium to broad line/stroke. In the writing sample provided, this NIB stroke measures roughly between .61mm to 1.03mm when measuring with digital calipers. This nib is a very smooth writer. 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-Black 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.
This Sheaffer Snorkel Fountain Pen in the High-Cachet Fiesta Red Color and 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 Condition.
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