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Sheaffer Balance Lifetime Fountain Pen - Black, Oversize, Long Humped Clip, Medium-Broad 14k Nib (Very Nice, Restored)

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Sheaffer Balance oversized Lifetime (white dot) fountain pen from the 1930s. Jet Black with gold plated trim. This version of the Balance has a long humped clip with the round ball, and is lever filled. Medium-broad gold Lifetime nib is large and has a serial number. Very nice condition. Restored and working well.

SKU: 14142
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Type  Vintage oversized fountain pen in excellent working condition

Product Name  Balance Lifetime

Manufacturer and Year  Sheaffer, made in USA -- 1930-31 (the long humped clip is the original clip that was phased out in 1931 and the color was introduced in 1930).

Length  5-3/4 and quite stout

Filling System  Lever filler - we've restored it with a new sac and it's working well.

Color  Jet Black with a 1/8" cap band. Solid black with the first version of the long humped clip.

Nib  MEDIUM-BROAD gold Sheaffer Lifetime nib is in nice condition with appropriate tipping material. It's smooth and firm. The masking is in great condition. 

Condition  Very Nice condition. The cap band is heavily brassed and there is additional brassing on the clip and lever. There are bite marks on the cap and the end of the barrel. The cap and barrel have a few additional marks throughout. There is one crack on the cap lip that goes up to the cap band. The barrel imprint is partially legible. It's fully restored and working well.


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Additional Info

SKU 14142
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens


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