Name: Vintage Sheaffer Lifetime Balance Fountain Pen
Maker: Sheaffer, USA, 1930's
Colour: Golden Striated Pearl with Gold Trim
Nib: Sheaffer Lifetime Two Tone14k Gold Nib - Fine
Filling System: Lever Filler
Condition: Restored, Near mint
First Sheaffer's introduction of the Balance line was a quiet aesethic revolution, and a shift away from the Duofolds and Sheaffer's with flat tops and squared proportions and into the first generation of Torpedo shaped or Cigar shaped pens.
The balance lineup featured many sizes, from the slender to the oversized pens in a range of striking striated colours. This golden striated pearl finish on this example has stood the test of time. A beautiful pen. At 137mm it is a full sized and well balanced pen. It has been fully restored and is ready to write. It carries a lovely 2 tone fine nib which writes smoothly on the page.
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings.
The pen does show minor signs of use, there are micro-scratches throughout the cap, barrel and gold trim, but overall a very handsome example.
The nib is a lovely 14k gold two tone Sheaffer nib, it writes a smooth fine line. The nib has been tuned to ensure smooth writing experience. Medium dry ink glow for quick writers, the feed keeps up well. Overall a very nice writing experience
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Length capped: 137mm
Length posted: Not recommended
Barrel length inc nib: 119mm
Cap length: 62mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 11mm