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This Sheaffer Balance "500" is in nice overall condition with a shiny, consistent dark color, there are no cracks or personalizations.   The cap and barrel have some light surface scratches. The barrel imprint is clear and readable, as shown.  The radius clip is firm; the clip, cap band and lever are all in nice condition, as shown. The visulated section has some ambering, but it remains see-through, as shown.  The pen has been cleaned, a new ink sac has been installed, it has been water tested, and this pen is ready to write.

Restoration Work
  • The cap has been brush cleaned
  • Nib and feed have been ultrasonically cleaned 
  • New ink sac has been installed with 100% pure medical grade talc
  • The pen has been lightly polished
  • The pen has been water tested
  • This pen is ready to write

Sheaffer Balance "500" Fountain Pen - Black

  • Brand and Year:

    Sheaffer, Fort Madison, IA :  1930 - 1935


    Balance - Short Standard Girth "500"

    Filling System:



    Black with gold trim


    4 7/8" long


    Fine - Sheaffer's #5 Feather Touch, two tone gold nib in very nice condition with clear imprints and ample tipping material. A classic Sheaffer nib.

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