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This classic late 1930's - early 40's Craftsman Balance is in very nice overall condition with great shine on the classic gold brown striated pattern.  This pen is free from cracks and personalization.   The cap and barrel have some light surface scratches. The barrel imprint is crisp and readable, as shown.  The radius clip is firm, the clip, cap band and lever all in nice condition with just a hint of wear, as shown. The visulated section has very light ambering, it is easily see through.  The pen has been cleaned, a new ink sac has been installed, it has been water tested and the pen is ready to write.


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 tested
  • This pen is ready to write

Sheaffer Craftsman Balance Lever Filler Fountain Pen - Golden Brown

  • Brand and Year:

    Sheaffer, Fort Madison, IA :  c. late 1930's - early 40's

    Model:                 Craftsman - Balance (short-slender)

    Filling System:    Lever

    Color:                  Golden Brown

    Length:                4 13/16" long

    Nib:                     Fine - Sheaffer's #3 gold nib in excellent condition with crisp, clear imprints and ample tipping material.

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