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This classic marine green beauty is in nice overall condition, the pen has really nice, shiny coloring on the cap and barrel, there are no cracks, there is personalization on the barrel.   The cap and barrel have some very light surface scratches.  The barrel imprint is crisp and readable, as shown.  The radius clip is firm, the gold filled clip, lever and cap band are clean and in nice condition, as shown.  The visulated section has 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 use.


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 ink tested
  • This pen is ready to write

Sheaffer Lifetime Balance Short-Slender Fountain Pen - Marine Green

  • Brand and Year:

    Sheaffer, Fort Madison, IA - c. mid- 1930's - 1940's


    Balance - Shorter Length & Slender Barrel

    Filling System:



    Marine Green with gold trim


    4 3/4" long


    Medium  -  Sheaffer Lifetime 14k gold two-tone nib in very nice condition with crisp, clean imprints and ample tipping material. The nib has a nice amount of springiness and provided a bit of line variation, call it light flex.  A photo of the ink test has been provided for reference.

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