Stunning Restored Vintage Sheaffer Fountain Pen - great fine point nib, gold

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 20, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House

Beautiful Vintage Sheaffer Fountain

in very good working condition

This is a beautiful vintage fountain pen in a gray and black striated pattern with silver trim. Made in the USA by one of the world's premier manufacturers, the pen has been thoroughly cleaned, flushed and tested in actual use. The pen fills and writes nicely with a wonderful fine-point two-tone gold nib. There are no chips, dents, dings or scratches. No loss of plating on the trim or pocket clip. The cap fights tight and the pocket clip is tight and unbent. Fills with bottled ink using the lever fill system. Vintage Sheaffer nibs can't be beat, in my opinion. This is called the "feather touch" and is aptly named. It floats across the paper with no pressure. Note that the ink view on this pen (which allows you to monitor your ink level) retains nice translucency. That's fairly rare in old pens, and a sign the pen has been treated pretty well over the years. I'm not exactly sure of the model of this pen. I believe it is the smallest model in the Balance line, but I'm not absolutely sure. Just short of 5 inches capped, about 51/2 posted.

This is an very attractive, functional pen that will add some variety to your collection or make a nice daily writer.

Enjoy this wonderful piece of "jewelry you can use" everyday.

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