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The pen is in very nice overall condition with the classic jet black coloring, there are no cracks or personalization. The cap and barrel have some light surface scratches, most notably just below the clip on the cap. The barrel imprint is crisp and readable, as shown. The clip is firm with a clean stamp.  The clip, cap band and lever are all in nice condition with no major wear to note, as shown. The visulated section is nice with just a hint of ambering. Vintage Sheaffer's box in good condition with light wear.  The pen has been cleaned, a new ink sac has been installed, it has been ink and water tested, the pen is ready to use.


Restoration Work:

  • The cap has been brush cleaned
  • Nib and feed have been ultrasonically cleaned 
  • A new ink sac has been installed with 100% pure medical grade talcum powder
  • The pen has been lightly polished
  • The pen has been water and ink tested
  • This pen is ready to write

Sheaffer Craftsman 500 Lever Fill Fountain Pen - Black & Gold

  • Brand and Year:

    Sheaffer, Fort Madison, IA -  c. 1940's


    Craftsman 500

    Filling System:



    Jet black and gold trim


    5 1/16" long


    Medium - classic 14k gold masked #5 Sheaffer Lifetime Feather Touch. The nib has crisp imprints and ample tipping material.  The pen writes like a classic Sheaffer, producing a smooth, wet line, this pen will be a great addition to any writers collection.  A photo of the ink test has been provided for reference.

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