Type Vintage fountain pen
Product Name Balance Lifetime, it's oversized in terms of length, but not particularly fat.
Manufacturer and Year Sheaffer, made in USA -- 1929-31 (this color originated with the pen model, and the long humped clip was phased out in 1931).
Filling System Lever filler - we've restored it with a new sac and it's working well.
Color Jade Green with a 1/8" cap band. Gold plated trim and white dot. It has a long humped clip.
Nib FINE gold Sheaffer Lifetime nib. It has a serial number: 5081100
Condition Very nice condition with no cracks, dents, or dings. This is a shiny, tapered pen, in a classic color and design combination. The jade has faded on most of the barrel and the lower part of the cap, giving it a brownish hue. The cap and barrel have light to moderate scratching. The barrel has marks caused by the cap lip as well as quite a bit of small scratch marks. There is also a line of scratches caused by posting. The lever has scratches, has brassing at the top and a few lines of pitting around the top edge. The cap has one small chip on the very top, close to the tip. The cap band has plating wear along on one area of the lower edge; otherwise it has some microscratching. The clip has plating wear on the ball end; otherwise, it looks great. The white dot is more of a cream color but it is fully intact. The imprints are clear.