SHEAFFER LIFETIME BALANCE *Oversize* Fountain Pen and Pencil Set – Black and Pearl – Boxed c.1930
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Sheaffer Lifetime Balance Oversize White Dot Balance Fountain Pen and matching Oversize Mechanical Pencil in superb, fully restored, working condition. Black and Pearl with excellent colour, long clip with middle hump and ball, an early set dating to circa 1930, possibly 1928/29. Pen is 5.75 inches capped, and Pencil the same. Supplied with vintage Sheaffer box.
Nib: The 14KT gold nib is Fine, numbered and imprinted SHEAFFER’s – LIFETIME – REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. – MADE IN U.S.A. –1640838 (serial number).
Barrel & Cap: All Radite plastic and gold filled surfaces are smooth and shiny with no cracks, dings or dents only minimal typical ambering (much less than is usual for this pen). There is no brassing on the fill lever, cap band or clips. The barrel is imprinted W. A. SHEAFFER PEN CO. – FORT MADISON, IOWA U.S.A. – PAT’D - PAT. PENDING. The underlined words have some wear. The clips are imprinted SHEAFFER’S.
Filling System: Lever Filling system with a new ink sac.
Pencil: The matching mechanical pencil is in excellent condition with a good cap imprint and no brassing. The pencil mechanism works smoothly. Imprinted on cap SHEAFFER’S – MADE IN U.S.A. – PAT.
Overall: A classic vintage Sheaffer Balance Oversize set that dates from the late 1920s/early 1930s in outstanding condition and ready to use.