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Need Help Identifying A Sheaffer Triumph Vacuum-Fil Pen

sheaffer model triumph pen identification

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#1 eflamm


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Posted 10 December 2014 - 05:34

So, I could use your help identifying a pen, again. It's another Sheaffer  - the nib is labelled -79- Lifetime - U. S. Pat Off. - Made in USA 14K. The body and cap are striated brown and the white dot is on the end of the cap. The clip is quite plain, and cap band is medium-sized (which is causing me some trouble on the identification). It's obviously a vacuum-fil - I'm a bit afraid to try and fill it because I'm sure it's been a long time and I assume the components are degraded. I haven't dipped it to try writing with it.


I've found some pens on-line that would suggest this maybe a Crest Triumph model - but the ones I found had the white dot above the clip - so I thought this might be a pre-world war II model.


As usual, I appreciate your expert help and advice.



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Posted 10 December 2014 - 13:04

It is not a Crest, it is a Valiant. And in 40s, the white dot can be on the top of cap.

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 13:44

Triumph nib having been introduced in 42, it cannot be a pre-WW2 model. The crest models have a GF cap.


It looks like a post-ww2 statesman to me, from 1946-1947. A 1948 model would not have been in striated celluloid as Sheaffer phased this out in 1948.

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 14:23

The white dot often went for walk about and can be found all over the place.

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Posted 10 December 2014 - 15:50

It is not a Crest, it is a Valiant.

It is not a Valiant, it is a Statesman.


The Valiant had a wider cap band with decorative incused rings.



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Posted 10 December 2014 - 15:54

It's hard to tell between a Valiant and a Statesman; I tend to agree you've got the latter.  The Valiant has a somewhat wider band with incised decoration (except in the earliest examples, when it was LOTS wider)


...and that's the point at which Daniel hit post with EXACTLY the same information. :rolleyes:   Here's some pictures, then (there's not a difference in the size of the pens, just their willingness to post).





Valiant (the clip is around the back):


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 04:26

I just bought pretty much an identical pen two weeks ago.  Now for the restoration experts questions...



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