For your consideration, we are offering for sale this vintage 1st Year 1952 Sheaffer Snorkel Demonstrator Fountain Pen. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned and put back together and now is in wonderful operating and writing condition. I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB/feed, Nib Collar, and barrel. Hand polished the Gold Filled Clip, Cap Band and 14K 2-Tone Conical NIB. There is no brassing to any of the gold filled trim areas. I gently buffed and polished the barrel to help remove some of the outside surface scratchings. This fountain pen cap and barrel are in very good condition with no chips, teeth marks or repairs and the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. Under the clip on the cap is a roughly 6.5mm stress mark – hard to find a “clean” cap from this era without some type of stress marks around the clip area. The cap displays the Sheaffer “White Dot” at the top of the cap and in good condition. Has the clear Nib assembly/section, barrel and blind cap, which are free from any stress cracks (see image 8). Has the correct Snorkel Demonstrator cap, not a replacement cap. Cap has the correct blackening on the inner cap but does display some black loss on the lower portion on the backside of the cap. There are no monograms or personalizations to the barrel or cap. The barrel is stamped with, W. Fort Madison, Iowa U. There is a small amount of oxidation on the inside brass inner cap, which you can see in image several of the images. I would not take the risk of removing the inner cap to clean and polish this area and left as is. This Sheaffer Snorkel measures 5 9/16″ in length capped and 6 3/8″ posted. Installed a new silicone properly sized #14 sac; the o-ring and point seal have been replaced with correct reproduction parts. The pen has been disassembled, cleaned and inspected for any defects before reassembling. The 14K gold first-year snorkel tube moves freely and draws ink as it should. I have tested the filling mechanism with water and fills and dispells as it was designed to. The 14K 2-Tone F5 Conical NIB has a fine point measuring roughly. 56mm when measured with digital calipers. In the writing sample provided, this NIB writes with an extra fine to fine line which measures roughly. 40mm when measuring with a digital caliper. 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 Ink. Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap. This 1st Year Sheaffer Snorkel Demonstrator model is very scarce and extremely difficult to find in this condition. It is not mint condition, but better than most. It is ready to write or just add to writing arsenal collection. I would consider this a collector grade piece that should be cherished in a deserving collection. Please review all my images as they are part of the description. If you have any questions, please ask. I have other restored fountain pens for sale, if you have the time, please look through my listings. Always happy to consider your offers. I spend a great deal of time traveling, talking with people, sitting at auctions and waiting in line at estate sales to find these pieces. Some of the items are “farm fresh” and some I have had in my possession for years and time to let others enjoy. If I can find out, I will. These are antiques so expect them not to be “perfect”. Items: I do not clean most items for fear of harm. I will do my best to help you. If you want faster service, please contact me to receive a quote. I do pack carefully, I do not want them to arrive broken. Please make sure they do, if not please request it, if you would like it added. The item “1st YEAR SHEAFFER SNORKEL DEMONSTRATOR FOUNTAIN PEN FINE POINT NIB RESTORED” is in sale since Monday, March 05, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Sheaffer”. The seller is “schieks” and is located in Naples, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.