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Sheaffer Balance Lifetime Fountain Pen (ca 1929) - Pearl & Black, Full Size Long Humped Clip, 14k Fine Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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Sheaffer Balance Lifetime full size  slim fountain pen from around 1929. Long lever filler in pearl and black with gold plated trim and the long ball-ended humped clip. This was the first Sheaffer Balance clip. Fine gold Lifetime nib. Excellent condition, fully restored and working well.

SKU: 19995
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Type  Vintage lever-filling slim full-sized fountain pen.

Product Name  Balance Lifetime, this is the full size version but is slightly more slender than the fat pens we call oversize.

Manufacturer and Year  Sheaffer, made in USA -- 1929-30, this pen has the first style of clip (aka long humped ball).

Length  5-3/4". 

Filling System  Lever filler. We've restored it with a new sac and it's working perfectly.

Color  Pearl and Black with gold plated trim. The color was originally black and a pearl color, but the white pearl is nearly always partially ambered. In this case the cap and barrel have ambered quite consistently creating a pleasant color.  The cap band is 1/8" wide.  White dot above the clip.

Nib  Fine gold nib.  It says Sheaffer Lifetime on it and is single tone with serial number 3168279.

Condition  Excellent condition.  This is a long, tapered pen in a classic style and with a desireable color scheme.  The pearls have ambered consistently.  The cap and barrel have moderate wear.  The section has quite a few scratches or tool marks.  The barrel has bite marks and deep scratches at the end.  The cap has similar marks at the top.  The cap lip has some short hairline cracks so it should not be posted (we cannot give you a refund if you post the cap and cracks develop).  The cap band has plating wear around the edges.  The lever has some wear.  The clip has a speck of plating wear along the very top edge.  The white dot has some discoloration.  The imprints are clear.

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SKU 19995
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens


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