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Hi all,

 

My mum's given me her old Sheaffer pen set that my grandad / her dad gave her for her 14th birthday in 1974. Can anyone please help with its identification, as I'm rubbish with Sheaffer's!

 

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Best wishes all!

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Triumph 330 (which is under the giant tent of the Imperial family).

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Triumph 330 (which is under the giant tent of the Imperial family).

Nope, the 330 has a diamond shaped cut out on the nib inlay.

 

The half moon inlaid nib and ink window (not really visible in the photo) looks like a Compact Visulated. Why can't people post a clear, well lit image of the unposted pen?

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Nope, the 330 has a diamond shaped cut out on the nib inlay.

 

The half moon inlaid nib and ink window (not really visible in the photo) looks like a Compact Visulated. Why can't people post a clear, well lit image of the unposted pen?

 

Clip's too long for a Compact, and the shape of the cut-out is not strictly definitive; I've got a TD-filling desk model with the same "dunce-cap" inlay steel point which has the pre-'64 "Sheaffer's" imprint. I'm going by trim level and reported date of purchase.

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Nope, the 330 has a diamond shaped cut out on the nib inlay.

 

The half moon inlaid nib and ink window (not really visible in the photo) looks like a Compact Visulated. Why can't people post a clear, well lit image of the unposted pen?

Because not everyone has the photographic ability... I'm still learning how to get a reasonable photo of a pen, and haven't built a little lighting tent or anything yet.

 

It doesn't have an ink window at all. I've now googled Triumph 330 & it matches well.

 

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It doesn't have an ink window at all. I've now googled Triumph 330 & it matches well.

 

Thanks for your reply

 

One thing to understand is that "330" is not a model number but rather the finish.

 

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One thing to understand is that "330" is not a model number but rather the finish.

 

Oh that's interesting to know, thanks.

 

I really struggle with Sheaffer anything - I can recognise basic features (snorkel / touchdown / tip-dip etc) and very basic model shapes, but beyond that I'm totally lost.

 

Is there a particular website it's worth me looking at to familiarise myself a bit more with Sheaffer models?

 

Best wishes

 

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Clip's too long for a Compact, and the shape of the cut-out is not strictly definitive; I've got a TD-filling desk model with the same "dunce-cap" inlay steel point which has the pre-'64 "Sheaffer's" imprint. I'm going by trim level and reported date of purchase.

You are correct.

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