Vintage Pens: Sheaffer 7-30

Vintage Pens: 3990 Sheaffer 7-30
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $99.99
Here's a rare sight one doesn't often see, a Sheaffer 7-30 cap! It is in great shape, too, with only a 1mm hairline crack in the lip. Good clean imprint, white dot on the top. What is a Sheaffer 7-30? These pens were a rather ingenius (unintentionally, most likely) marketing ploy that pushed more expensive Sheaffer Lifetime pens. The 7-30 was a $7 oversized pen with a 30-year guarantee. For just a little extra, you could get the Lifetime version, which was the same pen. As a result, there aren't that many 7-30s out there. Our vintage pen is fully restored, but we think the nib and barrel are really Lifetime models. Click the headline and you'll see "Lifetime" on the nib instead of the requisite 7-30. Only light wear on rest of the pen. 14k gold nib writes firm, wet fine line with responsive light feedback. 13.5cm capped.