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VINTAGE SHEAFFER OVERSIZE BALANCE FOUNTAIN PEN
Overall Length 5-3/4 Inches; Pearl & Black; White Dot; Circa 1930s
was £399.99
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VINTAGE SHEAFFER OVERSIZE BALANCE FOUNTAIN PEN

~ First Streamlined Fountain Pen ~

~ Large Bold Long Pen with Overall Length 5-3/4 inches ~

~ White Dot Representing Sheaffer's Lifetime Warranty ~

~ Stunning Pearl & Black ~ LARGE 14ct Gold LIFETIME Nib ~ Lever Filling ~ c 1930s ~

~ New Ink Sac Fitted, Serviced, Nice Overall Condition ~ 

 
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SUMMARY
 

      Up here for auction is a vintage Sheaffer OVERSIZE Balance fountain pen, which was manufactured in USA circa 1930s. The pen is the largest version of the series, of overall length 5-3/4 inches, and the diameter of the cap and barrel measures 9/16 inches and 15/32 inches respectively. The pen is in nice condition. This stylish Sheaffer was manufactured in RARE STUNNING pearl & black with gold trim. The pen bears a LARGE 14ct Sheaffer LIFETIME gold nib. There is a white dot on the cap, representing Sheaffer's lifetime warranty. The pen bears the lever-filler system, which is in perfect working order. A new sac has been fitted. The pen has been fully serviced and tested.

     Early fountain pen were made of hard rubber. In 1924, Sheaffer introudced the first successful plastic pen, made of celluloid. Then in 1929, just as streamlined was becoming the watchword of major industrial designers, Sheaffer got the jump on virtually all of its competitors by introducing a radical departure in pen design, the BALANCE. The new pens were attractively streamlined, with smoothly tapered ends. This Sheaffer Balance is a classic elegance and has been produced to the highest standards of carftsmanship. This would make an excellent gift to treat yourself or for someone special.

 
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SUMMARY
Model: Sheaffer Balance – USA
Colour: Pearl & black
Overall Length: 5-3/4 inches
Date Manufactured: Circa 1930s
Filler Type: Lever
Restoration: The pen has been conservatively serviced, polished and tested
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