A medium sized (136mm capped) USA Lifetime Balance with almost original pearl & black colouring. Colour wise, this is one of the best pearl & black pens we have seen for some time
With the earlier ball clip, this dates from around 1930. At some stage, possibly when imported to the UK, it's been fitted with a Canadian Lifetime 14k gold stub italic nib with full UK assay import hallmarks for 1932. Barrel imprints are very crisp.
The only defect is a hairline crack about 1cm to the left of the clip and white dot - see the photo of the cap. This won't affect the pen's functioning at all, and the clip fitting is very secure - 1930
Condition B/1m Italic