Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Balance 875

Vintage Pens: 4468 Sheaffer Balance 875
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $49.99
Carmine Sheaffers are usually a treat, and if you don't mind some serious cosmetic damage, this pen can be a treat, too. We fully restored it with a new ink sac. Its two-tone 14k gold lifetime nib writes a very nice extra-fine line. It is very firm, so you can feel the paper under you, but it also is smooth for such a fine line. The pen was a heavily used and well loved writing instrument in its day, and it picked up plenty of wear. There's a big wavy line of a scar on its tail end. Its cap band has a nasty bit of brassing that corroded. This Balance pen is marked 875 under the imprint. That actually was its original retail price in the 1930s! Slender. 13.7cm capped.