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Nice overall condition with a consistent color, there are no cracks, there is a name on the barrel.   The cap and barrel have some light surface scratches. The barrel imprint is clear and readable, as shown.  The clip is firm with the clip, cap band and lever all in nice condition with just a bit of wear on the cap band, as shown. The visulated section has minimal ambering, as shown.  The pen has been cleaned, a new ink sac has been installed, it has been water and ink tested, 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 and ink tested
  • This pen is ready to write

Sheaffer Balance Long Slender Lever Filler Fountain Pen - Black with Nickel

  • Brand and Year:

    Sheaffer, Fort Madison, IA :  late 1930's 


    Balance - Long and Slender

    Filling System:



    Black with nickel trim


    5 1/4" long


    Fine - Sheaffer's #3 gold nib in very nice condition with clear imprints and ample tipping material. This black beauty writes a nice fine line, it had great ink flow and was a joy to write with during its ink test.  A photo of the ink test is included for reference.

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