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Sheaffer Balance Lifetime "Premier" - Black, Oversized, Lever Fill, 14k Fine Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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Sheaffer Balance Lifetime Oversized fountain pen from 1935-42. Very large lever filler in black with gold plated trim and a "radius" clip. Fine gold Lifetime nib. Excellent condition, fully restored and working well.

SKU: 18205
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Type  Vintage lever filling oversized fountain pen.

Product Name  Balance Lifetime (this is an oversized model and very fat). It would have cost $10.00 new. Circa 1938, pens got model names and this one would be "Premier."

Manufacturer and Year  Sheaffer, made in USA -- 1935-42 (those were the years they made the Balance with this clip).

Length  5-9/16"

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

Color  Black with gold plated trim. It has a white dot above the clip and the radius clip. The cap band is 1/8" wide.

Nib  FINE gold nib. The nib writes very smoothly and is firm. It says Sheaffer Lifetime on it and is two-tone.

Condition  Excellent condition with no cracks or personalization. There is plating wear on the cap band in a couple of places, which is documented in photos below, and also on the flattened ball of the clip. There is a band of scuffs from capping the pen just below the threads on the barrel. The cap is ever-so-slightly warped, like it's worn a waist cincher, probably from some temperature changes over the years. The barrel imprint is clear. The pen is overall fairly shiny. It's fully restored and working very well.


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Additional Info

SKU 18205
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens


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