Vintage Pens: Sheaffer 5-30 Combo
Vintage Pens: 3994 Sheaffer 5-30 Combo
Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Color perfection is almost achieved by this somewhat rare Sheaffer 5-30 Combo. Half fountain pen and half pencil, this is a great, all-purpose writing instrument. The combo writing instrument craze really was going strong in the 1930s and '40s, but Sheaffer mostly stayed out of it. We are glad to report only a small amount of discoloration on the otherwise perfect pearl & black model. It has some light wear but no cracks or serious scratches. The lever seems a little con-caved on one corner. 1 little clamp line on each side of section. A teeny bit of brassing at the end of the pencil cone. The pen is fully restored with a new ink sac, and the pencil is in working order with a lead inside it, as well as an eraser. The 5-30 meant it was a $5 instrument with a 30-year guarantee. You'll write a very smooth extra-fine line with its original 14k gold nib that also has a razor's edge as you write. Almost not quite feedback, just a smooth, sharp point. 15.3cm capped.