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    Gentlemen and ladies, I bid you a good evening!



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    According to the hotel where I stay on holiday in FL, their Martinis are just neat vodka unless you specifically ask for a touch of vermouth.
    When I make a vodka Martini I add a small amount of Lillet Blanc, plus a small amount of the liquid from the olive jar and make it slightly dirty. I like my Martinis to taste reasonably salty rather than sweet. Also, because I'm a bit of a "wuss" I keep 3 or 4 ice cubes in the glass to dilute it a little.
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    He looks like he's holding his eighth glass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirchh View Post
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    Nice pen, but it's not a K85TC.
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    From catalog reference it seems that it is a K85TC.
    It's not.

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    So, instead it is a ___?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    He looks like he's holding his eighth glass.
    TBH, that photo is taken in, of all places, the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley. I had spent a good 8-10 hours out on the hiking trails that day and we were rewarding ourselves with a fine meal. I was full of life, not gin... though that was the first one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    TBH, that photo is taken in, of all places, the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite Valley.
    Cool! I stayed there mostly sober back in 2011 before the name "The Ahwahnee" was purloined from We The People. I realize this has little to do with fountain pens, but what the hell. I'll add a photo to respect the topic:

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    The Sheaffer OS Balance is, and always will be, one of my all-time favorite pens. Here is the first I ever purchased, this one as a set. It had precisely one owner, a banker in the Bay area who used it during his career and took immaculate care of it. I purchased it from his son and continued the good care.

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    Two Balances black & pearl; Lifetime large diameter (oversize) and Petite with ring non Lifetime, they was 10.00$ and 5.75$, respectively, in 1930.


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    A balanced shape one-stroke vacuum carmine Diana II set circa 1945. The fountain pen was $ 3.50 and the mechanical pencil $ 2.50. Although it is a perfectly known model, the truth is that there are very few images of it on the Internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramón Campos View Post
    That’s not an H74MC Petite Balance.

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    Are you going to correct your mis-identification so readers aren't misled by your post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramón Campos View Post
    This golden brown Skyboy with over-the-top military clip was announced during a very short period of time, virtually since Sheaffer began manufacturing for the war in mid-1941 until 1942 when S'S reduced their catalog to only a few Triumph models.



    ...although the idea of the pen Sheaffer's adapted to military pockets comes from afar, as we can see in this ad of WWI era.


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    Ramón, do you think that if you pretend your errors don’t exist, they’re not really errors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirchh View Post
    Ramón, do you think that if you pretend your errors don’t exist, they’re not really errors?

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    At this point it isn't clear he knows there are errors until pointed out at which point they can then be ignored.

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    Two Sheaffer´S Lifetime larger and medium diameter black & pearl with their Balance cap and flat barrel.


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    Newby, here. So don't gang up on me if I don't know all the details about the pen I have. I'll let the experts tell me what kind of Balance this is:
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    You´re welcome. Very nice blue & black mottled pen with an excellently preserved color almost without ambering... and beautiful calligraphy to accompany, it is appreciated.

    In the barrel´s imprint appears PAT. D-78,795, right? I want appreciate too that the lever is fixed with a ring, not with (previous) transversal pin, and the clip upper zone is ogival (not like the previous half-point ones); they will date to you very precisely. On the other hand about 3-25 Sheaffer´S models as your pen you can find a lot of information on the network.

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    Wow that is a real beauty. These sites may be of use to you for this and future balance identification and are the sources of my statements below.
    https://vintagepens.com/Sheaffer_Balance.shtml
    https://www.penaddict.com/blog/2016/...eaffer-balance
    https://penhero.com/365_2010/365_011410a.htm

    It appears to not be a lifetime as I see no white dot above the clip. Some of the other features to consider are the pattern and color, the shape of the tail, the type of clip, and the number of bands and their width.

    The earlier balances had a sort of conical shaped tail but Sheaffer reshaped the Balance tail to echo the ogive shape of the cap. The long tapering tail is pretty obvious in this pic of my early lifetime Balance:



    Versus my Balance Jr.



    Note also that the clips, both hump shaped, have different ends. The earlier pen has a spherical ball, the Junior a flat top half sphere, which is a later design introduced around 1936.

    However, my understanding is that the dates for clips on lifetime pens don't carry over to non-lifetime. In other words, my Rose Glow Junior has a clip used pre-1936 on Lifetime pens but seen in later pens like mine.

    Sometimes the pattern and color narrow things down further. It appears this blue and black (really blue and dark blue) marble, called "blue" by Sheaffer, appeared for two years only, 1931-1932, and only on non-lifetime pens. The pen hero site specifically identifies your pen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Wow that is a real beauty. These sites may be of use to you for this and future balance identification and are the sources of my statements below.
    https://vintagepens.com/Sheaffer_Balance.shtml
    https://www.penaddict.com/blog/2016/...eaffer-balance
    https://penhero.com/365_2010/365_011410a.htm

    It appears to not be a lifetime as I see no white dot above the clip. Some of the other features to consider are the pattern and color, the shape of the tail, the type of clip, and the number of bands and their width.

    The earlier balances had a sort of conical shaped tail but Sheaffer reshaped the Balance tail to echo the ogive shape of the cap. The long tapering tail is pretty obvious in this pic of my early lifetime Balance:

    Versus my Balance Jr.

    Note also that the clips, both hump shaped, have different ends. The earlier pen has a spherical ball, the Junior a flat top half sphere, which is a later design introduced around 1936.

    However, my understanding is that the dates for clips on lifetime pens don't carry over to non-lifetime. In other words, my Rose Glow Junior has a clip used pre-1936 on Lifetime pens but seen in later pens like mine.

    Sometimes the pattern and color narrow things down further. It appears this blue and black (really blue and dark blue) marble, called "blue" by Sheaffer, appeared for two years only, 1931-1932, and only on non-lifetime pens. The pen hero site specifically identifies your pen.
    Great. Thanks very much for the info. The seller was correct in identifying the pen as from circa 1931, so that makes me glad. The nib is super flexy, and it makes me slow down to form my letters more carefully.

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