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#1 brendonsie

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 20:28

Hi Guys

 

Just wanted to share with you the latest addition to my collection. after looking at richardspens and penhero sites im 95% Sure this is a 1950-51 TM Triumph. I Can't resist a nice gold filled pen  :puddle:

 

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#2 RamonCampos

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 20:59

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#3 brendonsie

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Posted 09 October 2015 - 21:30

Finally i have correctly identified a Sheaffer  :yikes:

 

Thanks for sharing the the advertisement Lazzard.



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Posted 09 October 2015 - 21:30

Yours looks in better shape than mine, although like Claudette Colbert, it holds itself in such a way that the dimples above the clip don't show.

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I know what you mean about the gold pens, too-- I thought they were over-ostentatious... until I had one in hand.


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Posted 09 October 2015 - 21:46

Mine has a small dimple in the cap too. Just the angle of the photos don't show it.

 

Once i have the pen in gold i also try to get it in silver. Its a shame Sheaffer did not do a sterling silver model.



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Posted 09 October 2015 - 22:41

Very handsome pen. First Thin Model item appears in '49, I believe. Things got skinny for a decade or so during the '50s; then the PFM appeared, briefly bringing back the larger pen shape.

 

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 02:11

Nice find and as already mentioned a good looking pen. A bit later than suggested , last quarter '50 to last quarter '52. Some have gold plated threads ( as shown in the ad) and some have chrome as yours does, don't know if they came with chrome or they're replacements, I don't think it matters much though. Also came in solid gold ( bottom pen).

 

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 03:15

Pencils show up in '49, IIRC.

 

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 04:27

Nice find and as already mentioned a good looking pen. A bit later than suggested , last quarter '50 to last quarter '52. Some have gold plated threads ( as shown in the ad) and some have chrome as yours does, don't know if they came with chrome or they're replacements, I don't think it matters much though. Also came in solid gold ( bottom pen).

 

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I would love to own a sold 14k gold pen, however a bit outside of my price range. I too wondered about the cap thread (either way not a big deal). I was reading on penhero about this pen and you can see it in the photos too the gold filled metal is an overlay over a black plastic barrel. I wondered if this pen was originally intended to be a black pen and Sheaffer for whatever reason have turned an ordinary pen into a gold filled pen. Or just replaced over the years.



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Posted 11 October 2015 - 09:57

Pencils show up in '49, IIRC.

 

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Indeed the pencil remained the same between the TD and TM TD but I don't recall seeing a first model gold filled TD or a gold filled lever filler, the Masterpiece from that era was a lever.



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Posted 11 October 2015 - 10:10

 

 

I would love to own a sold 14k gold pen, however a bit outside of my price range. I too wondered about the cap thread (either way not a big deal). I was reading on penhero about this pen and you can see it in the photos too the gold filled metal is an overlay over a black plastic barrel. I wondered if this pen was originally intended to be a black pen and Sheaffer for whatever reason have turned an ordinary pen into a gold filled pen. Or just replaced over the years.

 

Yes, these are metal over plastic and the barrel seems to be a standard black one.



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Posted 11 October 2015 - 22:21

To clarify, the Thin Model gold filled pencil is around in 1949.

 

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Posted 11 October 2015 - 23:39

There are two different ballpoints that partner the TM TD though, the same as in the initial TD line with screw cap and a later slip cap that carried through to the Snorkel line.


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Posted 12 October 2015 - 01:50

The TM TD Masterpiece also came with two different pencils, the carry over from the previous lever fill and a Thin Model (pictured).

 

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 01:47

I have an identical gold-filled touchdown TM like the one the OP posted. The barrel on mine was originally loose and was rotating around the plastic barrel beneath it. After I had it secured, it writes great. Mine is in user-grade condition, but still a real looker.


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