Sheaffer Petite Balance


Sheaffer Petite Balance

Color: Black & Pearl
Material: Celluloid
Filler: Lever
Date c. 1929-30
Nib: 14K 5-30 F/M
Working? Yes

I miniature version of the OS Balance Black and pearl I have listed. It’s so dainty and delicate! The black & pearl finish and the ‘humped-ball clip’ put it between 1929-33, but this seems to be the bigger ‘hump’ version, so I’m calling it 1929-30, before Sheaffer flattened out the hump a bit. Best of all, when I got this, I was dismayed to find some very deep scratches on the barrel, only to find on closer inspection a very subtle and classy monogram – that just happened to be my initials!

, June 7, 2018.

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