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Sheaffer Balance Lifetime Oversized - Pearl & Black, Lever Fill, 14k Fine Italic Nib (Excellent, Restored)

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Sheaffer Balance Lifetime Oversized fountain pen from about 1929. Very large lever filler in pearl and black with gold plated trim and a very long ball ended humped clip. Fine italic gold Lifetime nib (nib grind done at PSP). Excellent condition, fully restored and working well.

SKU: 19376
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Type  Vintage lever filling oversized fountain pen.

Product Name  Balance Lifetime (this is an oversized model and relatively fat). 

Manufacturer and Year  Sheaffer, made in USA -- 1929-30, this pen has the first year clip.

Length  5-1/2".

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

Color  Pearl & Black with gold plated trim.  Pearl & Black is a marbled black and amber yellow celluloid. It would have originally been black and white but the "pearl" is almost always at least partially ambered.  The barrel color has deepened quite a lot, with copper tones. It has a white dot above the long humped clip and gold filled trim. The cap band is 1/8" wide.

Nib  FINE Italic gold nib. The nib writes very smoothly and is a firm narrow fine italic, nib grind done here at PSP. It says Sheaffer Lifetime on it and is single tone with serial number 1449258.  Please see writing sample below.

Condition  Excellent condition with no cracks.   This is an oversized pen with a unique pattern and coloring that is slightly irregular from the cap to the barrel. The barrel has lines caused by capping and moderate scratching toward the end.  There is a little tarnish around the bottom of the lever and some pitting at the top of the lever.  There is a divot (smoothed burn mark perhaps, or chip) to the right of the white dot, see the last photo below.  Otherwise the cap has just some light scratching.  The clip and cap band look great.  The wite dot is pristine.  The imprints are clear.

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SKU 19376
Condition Used
Maker Sheaffer
Type Fountain Pens


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