Richter, our ink expert painted the following color
chart for Pentrace by hand. Richard Binder a
Sheaffer aficionado (or a certifiable Sheaffer loon
in his own words!) jumped on the opportunity to add
this to the reference section of his
site and in the process added his own improvements
and created the layout you see here. We will be running
a follow up to this next week when we publish Richard's
Sheaffer Balance clip ID chart.
Colorful World of the Balance: Over its long
life, Sheaffers Balance was produced in many color
variations. Some colors were never used on Lifetime
models, and colors that proved unpopular were used only
briefly. This article shows you the different colors
used on Balance pens, in the order of their introduction,
and gives you hints about determining the age of a Balance.
The information here is as accurate as possible, but
you should not take it as absolutely authoritative.