Sheaffer Balance OS (Hybrid)


Sheaffer Balance OS

Color: Black & Pearl
Material: Celluloid
Filler: Lever
Date c. 1929-34
Nib: 14K M-ish
Working? Yes

The only reason I list this as a hybrid is that the section, feed, & nib came together as a ‘donor’ from another pen. When I snagged a batch lot of Sheaffers, there was an icky muddy brown Jade flattop without a cap. I held onto it, hoping to run into a cap and turn it into a user-grade pen. Some months later, another batch to purchase needed a gorgeous OS Balance barrel & cap without a section…. well of course, that pen needed a nib and that luscious flattop nib needed a home, so a match was made. Since the production of flattops and the early Balances overlapped, I figure I’m not committing to grievous a sin, and the resulting pen is so worth it!

, June 19, 2018.

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