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    Default A funny little Sheaffer

    Picked this up recently. Shorter than I prefer, but a super cool little pen. From what I can find this was a "Short" model from around 1934/35 by the hump clip with the flat ball end. Interesting that its so much shorter than a standard Balance, but the same girth!


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    Default Re: A funny little Sheaffer

    One of my favorite sizes and I have the plunger fill version of that pen.
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    Default Re: A funny little Sheaffer

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    One of my favorite sizes and I have the plunger fill version of that pen.
    A plunger fill version would indeed be an interesting one! The ebonized pearl models are among my top favorite pens, visually and functionally.

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    Default Re: A funny little Sheaffer

    I also am a fan of this model....I have several versions of the ebonized pearl barrel including a plunger filler has the helix striations.....very cool!!

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    Default Re: A funny little Sheaffer

    I just saw you mention this on reddit.
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    Default Re: A funny little Sheaffer

    I have two of them and love them. One or the other is usually inked. Perhaps I should sell one...
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    Here is mine, which I also just got recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    I just saw you mention this on reddit.
    Me too.

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    Default Re: A funny little Sheaffer

    Does it post well? Iy looks like it would need to be posted to write with comfortably, at least for me. It's certainly beautiful.
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    All Sheaffer Balance post well.
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    Default Re: A funny little Sheaffer

    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    One of my favorite sizes and I have the plunger fill version of that pen.
    Note that the model shown was not offered in a plunger fill version.

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    Default A funny little Sheaffer

    Quote Originally Posted by kirchh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    One of my favorite sizes and I have the plunger fill version of that pen.
    Note that the model shown was not offered in a plunger fill version.

    --Daniel
    Daniel,

    Which “ebonized pearl” Balance models were offered with Vac-Fill, and over what years?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: A funny little Sheaffer

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kirchh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    One of my favorite sizes and I have the plunger fill version of that pen.
    Note that the model shown was not offered in a plunger fill version.

    --Daniel
    Daniel,

    Which “ebonized pearl” Balance models were offered with Vac-Fill, and over what years?

    Thanks.
    All lever-filler models that were offered in Ebonized Pearl were also available in a Vac-Fil version except for the short standard-girth pen. Different models appeared at different times; Vac-Fil pens in general appeared mid-'34, and Ebonized Pearl Vac-Fil pens were probably available by late '34 or mid-'35 at the latest.

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    Default Re: A funny little Sheaffer

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    I just saw you mention this on reddit.
    Me too.


    Quote Originally Posted by kirchh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kirchh View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jar View Post
    One of my favorite sizes and I have the plunger fill version of that pen.
    Note that the model shown was not offered in a plunger fill version.

    --Daniel
    Daniel,

    Which “ebonized pearl” Balance models were offered with Vac-Fill, and over what years?

    Thanks.
    All lever-filler models that were offered in Ebonized Pearl were also available in a Vac-Fil version except for the short standard-girth pen. Different models appeared at different times; Vac-Fil pens in general appeared mid-'34, and Ebonized Pearl Vac-Fil pens were probably available by late '34 or mid-'35 at the latest.

    --Daniel
    Interesting. Jar, feel like finding it and posting a picture?

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