For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Fantastic Restored Circa 1946-47 Sheaffer Lifetime/White Dot Triumph Valiant Fountain Pen in the Gray Pearl Celluloid - this is the "Fat Version" style fountain pen. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned and put back together and now is in wonderful writing condition.
I have ultrasonically cleaned the NIB, feed, section, and barrel. Replaced the old packing unit with new, and added a new plunger gasket. Hand polished the Chrome Clip, Cap Banding, and 14K Gold Triumph 2-Tone NIB. I also cleaned, buffed, polished, and waxed the barrel, cap, and blind cap to bring back the vibrancy and to protect the celluloid of the fountain pen.
This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no chips, cracks, teeth marks or repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The cap has the White Dot with gorgeous bright white Chrome plate Clip that displays no loss. The 3/8" wide Chrome Plated Can Banding displays a bright white color with no plating loss. The barrel is clearly stamped with, "W.A. SHEAFFER PEN CO. FORT MADISON, IOWA, U.S.A. MADE IN U.S.A.". This fountain pen is in magnificent condition on the celluloid and with no plating loss on the trim. There are no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. This Sheaffer Triumph Fountain Pen measures 5 1/4" in length capped and 6" posted.
Amongst the numerous structural and style tweaks done from 1946-1949 on these Sheaffer Triumph models, this one is a recognized but with a less common variant. Most pens have transparency either at the entire barrel or partially on the gripping section. This one has it only at the front end of the barrel but also has the partial gripping section transparency. It is an interesting feature of this model.
I have tested the plunger filling mechanism with water and fills and dispenses as it should. The Plunger Filling System works excellent and holds an enormous amount of ink. The Plunger Fill system has been restored with new packing unit and plunger gasket. The plunger rod has been greased to operate smoothly and operates as it was originally intended to.
This Sheaffer has the gorgeous Two-toned wraparound Triumph 14K NIB. The actual writing portion, the iridium, of the 14K Sheaffer NIB has a medium point measuring roughly .83mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a fine to medium stroke/line measuring between .52mm to very light pressure to .86mm with medium to firm pressure when measured with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue Ink.Any specks of white in the images are from the cotton that I used to clean the barrel and cap.
This is a fantastic Sheaffer Triumph Valiant Fountain Pen in the Gray Pearl Celluloid that would grade in Excellent+ Condition. This Sheaffer has gorgeous celluloid with amazing Chrome trim that has not be worn - hard to find pens like this clean! Certainly, this fountain pen is collector grade and this fine writing instrument is ready to write with or just add to writing arsenal collection.
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