Type Beautiful oversize fountain pen ... this version has what they call the "short quill" detachable end. Sometimes people think this has to do with phone dialing, but there's no evidence to support this, though it could be removed to convert the pen to a disk model with a taper.
Product Name Balance Lifetime
Manufacturer and Year Sheaffer, USA, 1931-2. This version has a detachable tail and the long round-ball humped clip.
Filling System Lever filler - we installed a new sac.
Color Black and Pearl with gold filled trim
Nib Fine nib. 14k Lifetime nib has great tipping material and is very symmetrical.
Condition Excellent condition. There is some brassing and plating wear on the clip. Light scratching on the body. There is brassing on the top of the clip and the clip ball. The cap band has light scratching, but minimal brassing. The detachable tail is in good shape. No cracks or chips.
The pen is personalized on the barrel with the name "ROY P. STANWAY".