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This early Sheaffer Balance is in nice overall condition with the pearl and black color pattern, there is some typical darkening of the pearl color on the cap and barrel, there are no cracks or personalizations.   The cap and barrel have some light surface scratches, the cap has a couple of small marks. The barrel imprint is clear and readable, as shown.  The clip is firm with the first year 'hump' clip is in lovely condition.  The cap band and lever are also in nice condition with just a bit of wear on the band. There is a red dot on the end of the barrel, 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 
  • A 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 Full Size Balance Fountain Pen - Pearl and Black

  • Model:                  

    Balance - Full Length Standard Girth

    Filling System:    



    Pearl & Black with gold trim


    5 3/8" long


    Medium - The Sheaffer's Lifetime gold nib in very nice condition with clear imprints and ample tipping material. This pearl and black beauty writes a nice, smooth medium 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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