Friday, May 7, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 192

A fountain pen with a timeless, elegant design - the vintage Sheaffer 'Balance'...

(photo courtesy of Christopher ~ please click on image to enlarge)

 Christopher: "Finally, two more pens I have just restored and added to my collection. The first, a Jet Full Sized Sheaffer Standard Balance, was a pen which I was going to sell. Still, after restoration and serving, the application to paper stock has just sold me personally. There is a noticeable difference between the full sized and the slim Standards. In fact, like the Montblanc 146, it really is a more practical pen for general use."

"I have found that a lot of the bigger vintage Sheaffer points tend to be of the more clerical type with an accounting lean toward the fine and harder nib. I guess that Sheaffer was most interested in the office workers in the 1920s and 30s. This pen has just such a smooth ink laydown and ever so consistent line. The quality is available as well, with 14K Gold Filled fittings to boot. Just love this pen and have including it in my pen round up for this week."

(We'll be featuring the other pen Christopher restored and added to his collection on May 9 :)

Many thanks to Christopher for sharing this classic vintage Sheaffer fountain pen with us!

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