Type Vintage lever-filling full-sized fountain pen.
Product Name Balance Lifetime oversize.
Manufacturer and Year Sheaffer, made in USA -- 1929-30, this pen has the first style of clip (aka long humped ball).
Filling System Lever filler. We've restored it with a new sac and it's working perfectly.
Color Jade Green with gold plated trim. The green is fairly even, though there is a darker ring on the lower half of the cap, which you can see in the photos. The cap band is 1/8" wide. White dot above the clip.
Nib FINE gold nib. It says Sheaffer Lifetime Pen on it and is single tone. Excellent tipping material.
Condition Very nice condition. This is a large-sized pen in a classic design and color scheme. As mentioned above, the color is fairly good. There is a dark area on the bottom half of the cap, and some lesser darkening on the barrel. The color is still pretty even, and not too yellow. There is a crack in the cap lip, which we've highlighted in the photos. It extends to just underneath the cap band, but seems to be stable. (We recommend not posting the cap, to keep the crack from growing.) There is also some surface crazing at the top of the cap. The barrel has marks caused by the cap lip as well as some light marks toward the end; it has light scratching elsewhere. The cap band has brassing, especially on the bottom edge. The clip has plating wear along the edges and on the ball, but it is shiny and very nice. The white dot is perfect. The imprints are nice and clear.