Type Vintage Sheaffer fountain pen
Product Name This is in the Balance family; it is the fat oversize Balance version.
Manufacturer and Year Sheaffer USA, 1930s. The clip is the long hump clip with ball end.
Filling System Lever filler - working perfectly
Color Black Pearl (black celluloid with pearl marbling). Gold plated trim. 1/8" cap band. White dot. Black section.
Nib 14k medium Lifetime nib with serial number 4370700.
Condition Superior condition with no cracks, chips, dents, or dings. This is a beautifully colored, very shiny pen. The marbling is a nice, consistent color pattern like we rarely see, with just a bit of ambering of the pearl portions. The cap and barrel have light to moderate scratching. The barrel has marks caused by the cap lip. The clip and cap band both have brassing and light plating wear along the sides. The white dot is perfect. The imprints are nice and clear.