Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Balance
Vintage Pens: 2047 Sheaffer Balance
Just as Chevy and Ford have had ardent supporters over the years, in the 1930s and '40s, so did fountain pens. You were either in the Parker or the Sheaffer camp. This Sheaffer Balance was the heart and soul of the Sheaffer line in the '30s. Elegant, professional and extremely functional. Ours was once in heavy rotation, as you can see by the various scratches and dings in the cap and barrel. Fortunately, there are no cracks and only minimal brassing. We restored it with a new ink sac. The original two-tone Feather Touch 14k gold nib writes a smooth, firm fine line. It is nowhere near ready to retire. Standard full size. 13.8cm capped.