For your consideration, we are offering for sale this vintage circa 1959 Sheaffer PFM V Snorkel Black Fountain Pen & Pencil Set. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, and put back together and now is in wonderful operating and writing condition.
The PFM came in five principal models, varying by cap and trim color. What we have here is the PFM V. The PFM models are below for your reference:
PFM I - Single color plastic cap and barrel, polished stainless steel clip and cap band, and palladium silver nib. The PFM I is the only model without the White Dot.
PFM II - Frosted stainless steel cap and plastic barrel, polished stainless steel clip and cap band, and palladium silver nib.
PFM III - Single color plastic cap and barrel, gold-filled clip and cap band, and a 14kt gold nib.
PFM IV - Stainless steel cap and plastic barrel, gold-filled clip and plunger cap end plate, and a 14kt gold nib.
PFM V - Gold plated cap and plastic barrel, gold-filled clip and plunger cap end plate, and a 14kt gold nib.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no dings, dents, chips, cracks, teeth marks, or repairs. There are no monograms or personalizations to either the cap or barrel of the fountain pen or pencil. The fountain pen cap lip and pencil barrel are stamped with, "SHEAFFER Made in U.S.A." This Sheaffer PFM V measures 5 3/8" in length capped and 5 5/8" posted. The pencil measures 5 1/8" inches.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, section, and feed. Hand polished the gold plated cap, trim, and 14K Fine Nib. There is no brassing to any of the trim areas and the Sheaffer White Dot is securely attached in the clip. 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. 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 pencil is in near mint condition with the pencil propelling and repelling lead as it was originally intended to.
The Sheaffer 14K Inlay NIB has an extra-fine point measuring roughly .44mm when measured with digital calipers. The NIB writes with an extra-fine line/stroke. In the writing sample provided, this NIB stroke measures from .39mm to .44mm when measuring with a digital caliper. 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 PFM has the Snorkel Touchdown Filling System. We replaced the point seal, o-ring, and added a new rubber sac. The snorkel tube moves freely and the Touchdown filling system draws ink as it should.
Sheaffer PFM V Sets is hard to find and this one oozes class and sophistication. It is ready to write or just add to your writing arsenal collection. I would consider this Sheaffer PFM V set to easily grade in Excellent to Near Mint Condition and certainly a collector grade set that is ready to write with or add to your writing arsenal collection!
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