Since Sheaffer never called any of their nibs "Waverleys", I'm personally not comfortable calling any of their nibs by that name simply because the tip is upturned. Waverley is not used even as a prior art comment in any of the Sheaffer patents nor in any advertising or catalogs I have seen, moreover, the design patent for the Triumph nib does not mention it, but clearly shows the upturned point:DESIGN FOR A FOUNTAIN PEN POINT Patent # D130997 Issued Jan 1942
Not sure where the whole Waverley thing got started. It almost sounds like someone found the earlier patent and decided that all upturned point nibs are Waverleys. Seems like the Waverley design may be the earliest patent, but by that logic all cars should be called "Benz's" because Karl Benz is credited with inventing the first gasoline powered car, the Benz Patent Motorwagen, which was patented in 1886.
I don't plan on calling any Sheaffer nibs Waverleys, FWIW. Just makes no sense to me.
Edited by PenHero, 21 December 2010 - 18:07.