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SHEAFFER LIFETIME OVERSIZE c1929 RARE.

£350.00

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SHEAFFER LIFETIME BALANCE Fountain Pen

 

This is the SENIOR/OVERSIZE model measuring a very impressive 150mm (5 7/8 ") capped.

It is a very early rare BALANCE with the long humped pocket clip with round ball end. Dates to 1929.

In BLACK and PEARL MARBLE with gold fill trim. Torpedo shape - white dot to cap.

  

Medium cap band inscribed 'J M Botts.' ( Don't know who J M Botts was but obviously a very lucky person to own this pen from new!)

Barrel imprint 'W A SHEAFFER PEN CO. FORT MADISON IOWA USA. PAT'D - PAT PENDING'

Correct 14ct gold two tone nib stamped 'SHEAFFER'S LIFETIME. REG US PAT OFF. MADE IN USA 4049288.'

Firm FINE nib in perfect condition. Writes smoothly.

 

Lever filler - fully serviced with new sac - write tested - perfect working order.

In excellent condition - light normal surface usage marks - no cracks or splits.

A super very early BALANCE, correct in all respects. Not sure I can bear to part with it!

Very useful further information at http://richardspens.com/ref/profiles/balance.htm

Similar pen pictured in Lambrou's Fountain Pens of the world page 118 (8). Slightly later model.

 

Product Code: SN3416

 

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