For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Gorgeous Restored Circa 1936 Sheaffer Admiral Balance Lever Filler Fountain Pen in the Ebonized Pearl Celluloid. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, and put back together and now is in wonderful writing condition.
I have replaced the old sac with a new rubber sac. Hand polished the Gold Filled Clip, Cap Banding, and 14K Gold 2-Tone #5 FeatherTouch NIB. I also cleaned, buffed, and polished the barrel and cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen. The Ebonized Pearl coloring is "fiery" and in perfect condition - this is really a superb example.
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 a Gold Filled Clip and Cap Banding all of which are clean and bright with no wear. The barrel is clearly and crisply stamped with, "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO FORT MADISON, IOWA, U.S.A. PATENTED IN U.S.A.". There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. The section is the ink-view window type and shows near perfectly. This Sheaffer Balance Fountain Pen is a Long Standard size that measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 6 1/4" posted. I have to point out that the celluloid is exceptionally clean with it looking nearly in new condition.
The Sheaffer Lever Filling System has been restored. I have replaced the old sac with a new one. I have tested the lever filling mechanism with water and fills as it should.
This Sheaffer has a FeatherTouch #5 14K NIB. The actual writing portion, the iridium, of the 14K Sheaffer FeatherTouch NIB has an extra fine/fine point measuring roughly .45mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a double extra-fine stroke measuring at .33mm and will flex up to a fine/medium .60mm stroke with firm pressure when measured with digital calipers. This nib point is like a "needlepoint" but writes fairly smoothly for how fine it is. 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 Montblanc Blue Ink.
This Sheaffer Admiral Balance Fountain Pen is in magnificent condition and would grade it at Excellent+ to Near Mint Condition. Certainly, one of the best Sheaffer Balances I have had in recent years in terms of condition, color, and double extra fine writer. This is collector-worthy and a super addition to one's writing arsenal collection.
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