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The pen is in very nice condition with the bold classic black coloring, there are no cracks or personalization on this pen. The cap and barrel have some micro surface scratches. The barrel imprint is crisp and readable, as shown. The clip is firm, the clip, cap band and lever are all in nice condition with no notable wear.  This is a beautiful example to the classic Sheaffer Lifetime Balance "1000".  The pen has been cleaned, a new ink sac has been installed, it has been water and ink tested - this pen is ready to use.


Restoration Work

  • The cap has been brush cleaned
  • Nib and feed have been ultrasonically cleaned 
  • A new ink sac has been installed with 100% pure medical grade talcum powder
  • The pen has been lightly polished
  • The pen has been water and ink tested
  • This pen is ready to write

Sheaffer Balance Lifetime 1000 Lever Fountain Pen - Black

  • Brand and Year:

    Sheaffer, Fort Madison, IA -  c. mid-to-late 1930's


    Balance - full length and standard girth

    Filling System:



    Black with gold trim


    5 1/2" long


    Fine - classic Sheaffer's Lifetime 14k gold nib. The nib has crisp imprints and ample tipping material.  The nib produced a nice, smooth, fine line during its ink test.  This pen is a joy to write with and will make a great daily writer.

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