Type vintage fountain pen
Product Name Sheaffer Balance with a Lifetime nib.
Manufacturer and Year Sheaffer, USA -- 1935-42, these are the official years the radius clip was used but it could be from a bit later.
Filling System Vac-fill
Color This brown striated celluloid with gold plated trim. It has a white dot above the clip and the radius clip from later Sheaffer Balance models. The cap band is 1/8" wide.
Nib FINE 14k Lifetime nib. It is mostly firm and two-tone. It has a serial number: H24814
Condition Excellent condition with no cracks. This is a small pen with nicely graded striation and with some barrel transparency. The cap and barrel have moderate to some heavy scratching. The barrel has noticeable marks caused by the cap lip and some bite marks near the end of the barrel and on the blind cap. The cap band has lots of small scratches but no plating wear. The clip likewise has lots of small scratches, plating wear and some pitting along the lower edge. The white dot is intact but it has scratches that match those at the top of the cap. The imprints are clear.