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Sheaffer Balance 500 "Admiral" Pen and Pencil Set - Brown Striated, Military Clip, Lever, Extra Fine Feather Touch Nib (Excellent +, In Leather Case, Restored)

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Sheaffer Balance 500 "Admiral" set with a military clip from the 1940s. This 5-3/16" pen is a lever filler with a brown striated body and cap with gold plated trim. The extra fine 14k Feather Touch #5 nib is appropriate for this model. Excellent + condition, fully restored and working well.

SKU: 19187
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Type  Vintage fountain pen and pencil set in excellent working condition

Product Name  Sheaffer Balance 500 fountain pen. Circa 1938, pens got model names and this one would be "Admiral." It would have cost $5.00, and it does have the 500 imprint.  The pencil is marked 400.  

Manufacturer and Year  Sheaffer USA -- 1941-42, these are the official years the military clip was used but it could be from a bit later.

Length  The fountain pen is 5-1/4"; the mechanical pencil is 5-1/16". The pen is rather fat.

Filling System  Lever filling system which we have fully restored with a new sac. It's working perfectly.  The mechanical pencil takes 0.9mm leads.  

Color  Brown striated with gold trim and the military style clip.  There is a see-through amber viewing window on the feed of the fountain pen. 

Nib  EXTRA FINE 14k Two-tone Feather Touch #5 nib. See writing sample, below.  

Condition  Excellent + condition for this beautiful pen and pencil set that comes in a black leather zipped case.  The fountain pen barrel has capping lines and light scratching  with some more moderate scratching toward the end of the barrel.  The cap has light wear especially around the top of the clip.  The lever has a few spots of plating wear along the upper edges.  The clip and cap ring look great.  The mechanical pencil has some light scratching on the cap and barrel with some longer scratch lines near the cone.  The nose cone and clip have light scratching.  The imprints are clear on both pieces.  The black leather case is not marked Sheaffer, it looks like the kind of cases Pelikan used.







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SKU 19187
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens, Pen Sets, Pencils


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