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Sheaffer Balance Lifetime Fountain Pen (ca 1929) - Pearl & Black, Full Size, Lever Fill, 14k Medium 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. Medium gold Lifetime nib. Excellent condition, fully restored and working well.

SKU: 18123
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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 call oversize

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 band is 1/8" wide.

Nib  MEDIUM gold nib. The nib writes very smoothly. It says Sheaffer Lifetime on it and is single tone.

Condition  Excellent condition with no cracks or chips. There is a white dot above the long humped clip and gold filled trim. Very smooth to the touch. Very good coloring - the cap is very close to the original pearl, as is the end of the barrel. The middle of the barrel shows moderate ambering. There is some fading of the black around the middle of the barrel and underneath the cap. The clip and cap band are in great shape. The pen has no scratches and the barrel imprint is clear. It's fully restored and working very well.


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SKU 18123
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens


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