An early Jade Sheaffer Lifetime Oversize Balance, c1929, a lever filler with an XF Lifetime nib, a firm needlepoint writer with well-controlled feed.
The long clip gold filled has the middle hump and ball end with the imprint “SHEAFFER’S”. Closed the pen is approximately 14.2cm and 16.6 with the cap posted.
The pen is in very good condition; in particular the jade colour is excellent with just the cap slightly darker than the barrel. The barrel imprint is rather crowded with five patent dates:
W.H.SHEAFFER PEN CO.
PAT. AUG 25 08, FORT MADISON IA U.S.A.
Sheaffer must have been very determined to protect their patents!
The pen has been disassembled and cleaned and has a new sac. There is brassing at the top of the clip and on the ball, a little on the band and the very end of the lever. But all in all in very nice looking pen.
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