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Sheaffer Balance Lifetime, Early Oversize - Detachable Tail, Jade Green, Lifetime Fine (Excellent, Restored)

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Sheaffer Balance Lifetime, the earliest version with the detachable tail and in a pretty jade green with gold plated trim. 14k Lifetime fine nib.  Excellent condition.  

SKU: 19549
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Type  Beautiful oversize fountain pen ... this uncommon version has what they call the "short quill" detachable end. Sometimes people think this had to do with phone dialing, but there's no evidence to support this. The screw-on ebonite tail can be removed and replaced with a longer desk pen taper (not included).

Product Name  Balance Lifetime

Manufacturer and Year  Sheaffer, USA, 1929.  This version has a detachable tail.

Length  6-316"

Filling System  Lever filler - we installed a new sac.

Color  Jade green with gold filled trim.  Black ebonite short quill.

Nib  Fine nib. 14k Lifetime nib

Condition  Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, dents, or dings.  This is a large, distinctive pen in a great fairly consistent color.   There is a small band of discoloration at the end of the green jade portion of the barrel just above the short tail but otherwise the color is a lovely bright shade of consistent jade green. The cap and barrel have light scratching (mainly short scratch lines).  The barrel has marks caused by the cap lip.  The short quill at the end of the barrel has aligator-y crackling in the ebonite.  The cap band looks great.  The clip has some brassing and plating wear.  The white dot has mellowed to a cream color.  The imprints are clear. 


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SKU 19549
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens


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