Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Lifetime
Vintage Pens: 4338 Sheaffer Lifetime
Fountain Pen Nib Size: Stub
Almost perfect...but not quite. We think this new old stock Sheaffer Lifetime dates between 1922 and '23. Made before Sheaffer began using the famed white dot, there is so much that is amazing on this pen. It is a factory fresh model, complete with its original price and nib sticker! It is a factory stub nib, made before Sheaffer put serial numbers on its Lifetime nibs! Under the nib is the smooth, vent-less more spear-shaped hard rubber inkfeed...before they made the flat, toothed feed with little vents to collect ink! Its 14k gold nib writes a very nice fine stub line. The external cosmetics are as close to perfect as possible. We discovered only one problem with the pen when we went to replace the petrified old ink sac. Its sac nipple has a crack. we resacced the pen using rubber cement to help seal that crack, but there is no guaranteed for how long it will hold. Otherwise the pen is both rare and perfect. Click the headline for close-ups. 13.6cm capped.