Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

Need Help Identifying A Sheaffer Triumph Vacuum-Fil Pen


eflamm
 Share

Recommended Posts

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.

 

Thanks!

post-108224-0-02909400-1418189060.jpg

post-108224-0-51241900-1418189060.png

post-108224-0-86948500-1418189060.jpg

post-108224-0-25713400-1418189061.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 6
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • jar

    1

  • GG917

    1

  • eflamm

    1

  • Boiling Black Coffee

    1

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

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

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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.

 

--Daniel

"The greatest mental derangement is to believe things because we want them to be true, not because we observe that they are in effect." --Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet

Daniel Kirchheimer
Specialty Pen Restoration
Authorized Sheaffer/Parker/Waterman Vintage Repair Center
Purveyor of the iCroScope digital loupe

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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).

 

Statesman:

http://dirck.delint.ca/beta/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Sheaffer-0107.jpg

 

Valiant (the clip is around the back):

http://dirck.delint.ca/beta/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Sheaffer-0042.jpg

Ravensmarch Pens & Books
It's mainly pens, just now....

Oh, good heavens. He's got a blog now, too.

 

fpn_1465330536__hwabutton.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

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

 

Luke

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share



  • Most Contributions

    1. amberleadavis
      amberleadavis
      37779
    2. PAKMAN
      PAKMAN
      30882
    3. Ghost Plane
      Ghost Plane
      28220
    4. jar
      jar
      26101
    5. wimg
      wimg
      25587
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Comments

    • Matthew TWP
      @Ruaidhri This was an absolutely wonderful bit of writing, and I hope that you're able to maintain the style once all of the medications are out of your system.  Take care and recover quickly!
    • Dr.X
      Very punny daniel
    • danielfalgerho
      These comments make me sad as I sympathise with Ruaidhri, having great difficulties in being taken seriously. Or being taken at all (no off-colors jokes, please!) In spite of overwhelming odds,  Ruaidhri -now I know how to spell it- made a courageous decision and stuck to it. I was diagnosed with a similar growth in a place I will not reveal. Oh, well, if you insist it was Mount Sinai Hospital. But I firmly intend to walk in Ruaidhri's footsteps, if he will let me, on my next visit to Dublin.
    • ParramattaPaul
      Reminds me of the day my associates and I developed a cure for all mankind's ills and mistakenly wrote it down with invisible ink.
    • AnneD
      Was that the end of the Laboratory? Somehow the exactitude created a fully destructive device, as always!
  • Chatbox

    You don't have permission to chat.
    Load More
  • Expiring Soon

    • By benbot517
      51 years and 10 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 10 months
    • By benbot517
      51 years and 10 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 10 months
    • By Okami
      51 years and 10 months
  • Random Adverts

  • Files

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. allyourgraphics
      allyourgraphics
      (39 years old)
    2. andrewboy
      andrewboy
      (62 years old)
    3. apple2gs
      apple2gs
      (60 years old)
    4. Azahari
      Azahari
      (33 years old)
    5. bcmom
      bcmom





×
×
  • Create New...