Type Lever fill fountain pen in the iconic Balance shape
Product Name This is a number 3 pen from the lower end of the Sheaffer Balance family, with no white dot.
Manufacturer and Year Sheaffer USA, 1940s
Filling System Vac-Fil, restored here at PSP with new seals and guaranteed for a year from purchase.
Color Black with Gold Trim. Single cap band.
Nib 14k #3 nib - medium, no flex, but with a generally soft feel. The nib is in excellent condtion with lots of tipping material. (This is a vintage medium, like a modern Japanese medium.)
Condition Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, dents, or dings. This is a velvety black, small, shiny pen in a classic design. It has nice ambered transparency in the barrel. The barrel has marks caused by the cap lip and moderate wear (especially toward the end), including bite marks. The cap also has moderate wear. The cap band looks excellent with just some micro-scratching. The clip looks nice -- it has a tad of plating wear along the ball edge. The imprints are nice and clear.