Sunday, May 9, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 193

~ Happy Mother’s Day to all moms, everywhere, for everything you do! ~ 🌷

In the previous blog post, we featured Christopher's full-sized Sheaffer 'Balance' Standard fountain pen. It was one of two vintage pens he'd restored and added to his collection. As promised, here is the other one...

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

Christopher: "The other pen leans more to the feminine, as a Sheaffer Short Slender Balance and when I picked it up, both the cap ring and clip had been blackened. I have actually come across this before, especially with Sheaffer pens from the war period and the blackening was always professionally done. I am wondering if this was, in fact, a Sheaffer option for customers or done by the Military? Still, maybe not the best but definitely not my taste and with this particular point removed the blackening and underneath found the 14K Gold fittings were absolutely mint!"

"As for the overall plastic finish, well, Marine Green is one of my favourites and add the striated - Wow. So after giving this pen the once-over plus a good polishing, I inked it with the newly released Sheaffer Peacock blue and have been applying to my journal with great success."

What a lovely pen! Thank you, Christopher, for sharing yet another wonderful vintage find with us :)

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