For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Circa 1972 Sheaffer White Dot Imperial Fountain Pen in Gold Electroplated Barley pattern. This fountain pen has been cleaned and polished and now is in wonderful writing condition again.
This writing instrument shown is known as a Sheaffer Imperial Fountain Pen in the Barley finish - it is a modern fountain pen from circa 1972. The cap has the Sheaffer "White Dot" on the gold plated clip. The cap and barrel is in excellent with no dings, dents or repairs. This Sheaffer Fountain Pen has an ink converter filling unit and works as it was designed to, I tested with water and works perfectly, and the ballpoint pen has a new ink refill.
This Sheaffer Imperial is known as a Model 827 and the design on the cap and barrel is known as the "Barley" pattern. The gold plated overlay has been polished and displays a brilliant "gold" color. The cap banding on the bottom of the fountain pen cap lip is stamped with, "GOLD ELECTROPLATED CASING CROWN LOGO SHEAFFER U.S.A.".
The cap and barrel are in perfect condition with no dings, dents, cracks, nicks, or repairs. The slip cap is always securing tightly to the barrel. This fountain pen measures 5 1/8" capped and 5 3/4" posted.
The Sheaffer inlaid nib is marked Sheaffer 14K U.S.A. The nib has a medium point measuring .68mm when using digital calipers. The NIB writes with an Fine to Broad/stroke. In the writing sample provided, this NIB stroke measures from .57mm to .88mm 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-black Ink.
This is a Sophisticated design made in the Imperial Barley pattern. I would consider this Sheaffer Fountain Pen to grade in Excellent condition. This Sheaffer Imperial writing instrument is ready to write with and a beautiful fountain pen add to your writing arsenal collection.
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