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This Sheaffer Balance "Miss Universe" is a Balance 350 from the mid 1930's.  The pen is in good condition with nice color and patterning, and there are no cracks or personalization.  The cap and barrel have some light surface scratches. The barrel imprint is crisp, clear and readable, as shown.  The nickel plated clip is firm, the clip and cap band show wear and brassing.  The lever is in nice condition.  The pen has been cleaned, a new ink sac has been installed, and the pen has been water tested.  This classic vintaged Sheaffer pen is ready to use.


Restoration Work:

  • The cap has been brush cleaned
  • Nib and feed have been ultrasonically cleaned 
  • New ink sac 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 Miss Universe Fountain Pen - Gray Pearl

  • Brand and Year:

    Sheaffer, Fort Madison, IA :  c. mid 1930's


    Balance "Miss Universe" :  350 Size - Short Length and Slender

    Filling System:



    Gray pearl - gray, pearl, green, and black


    4 7/8" long


    Fine - The 14k Sheaffer's #3 nib is in very nice condition with crisp imprints and ample tipping material.  The fine nib is just soft enough to give you a small bit of line variation.  A photo of the ink test is included for reference.

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