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Sheaffer Balance Lifetime Fountain Pen (ca 1929) - Pearl & Black, Full Size, Lever Fill, 14k Fine Italic Nib (Excellent +, Restored)

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

SKU: 16121
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Type  Vintage lever filling oversized fountain pen.

Product Name  Balance Lifetime, this is the full size version but is more slender than the pens we usually of this length

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

Length  5-11/16". 

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. The cap and end of the barrel are only slightly yellowed. The color is very nice, better than we usually see. There is a white dot above the long humped clip and gold filled trim. This is the longer version of the humped clip. The cap band is 1/8" wide.

Nib  FINE ITALIC gold nib, customized here at PSP. The nib writes very smoothly and is a firm narrow fine cut for line variation. See the writing sample below. It says Sheaffer Lifetime on it and is single tone.

Condition  Excellent + condition with no cracks or chips. Very smooth to the touch. Very good coloring with not too much ambering on the barrel. It's one of the better examples. The clip has some brassing. The pen has no scratches and the barrel imprint is clear. It's fully restored and working very well.


writing sample

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SKU 16121
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens


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