Vintage Pens: Sheaffer Lifetime Balance

Vintage Pens: 4573 Sheaffer Lifetime Balance
Era: 1920-1929   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $59.99
Do you want to try the greatness of a Sheaffer Lifetime Balance fountain pen but save a little cash? Check out this full-size (but not oversized) vintage pen. We restored it with a new ink sac. Its original 14k gold Lifetime nib writes a firm, extra-fine line quite smoothly. So, what's the catch? Right? Well, this lovely black and pearl celluloid pen has a few issue, as most of us do in our 80s and 90s, if we're lucky enough to make it that far. There's heavy brassing on the cap band. AND, there are cracks in the middle of the cap. They seem stable for now, but this pen won't take a lot of robust moving around in a bag or pocket. It should be great for daily writing at home or work, if it stays at the desk and doesn't get knocked about a whole bunch. 13.8cm capped.