1942 Gray Sheaffer Triumph - Vacuum-Fil - OB nib
1942 Gray Sheaffer Triumph - Vacuum-Fil - OB nib
1942 Gray Sheaffer Triumph - Vacuum-Fil - OB nib
1942 Gray Sheaffer Triumph - Vacuum-Fil - OB nib
1942 Gray Sheaffer Triumph - Vacuum-Fil - OB nib
1942 Gray Sheaffer Triumph - Vacuum-Fil - OB nib
1942 Gray Sheaffer Triumph - Vacuum-Fil - OB nib
1942 Gray Sheaffer Triumph - Vacuum-Fil - OB nib
1942 Gray Sheaffer Triumph - Vacuum-Fil - OB nib

1942 Gray Sheaffer Triumph - Vacuum-Fil - OB nib

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In my experience first generation Sheaffer Triumph nibs almost always have extra-fine or fine points. I have restored dozens and dozens of these pens and have only seen 2 others with broad nibs. This nib is unusual and it is delicious. It has a bit of left oblique. Not much, but a touch. The belly is round so the oblique does not offer line variation. It simply means the grip producing the sweetest line is rotated just a bit left of center.

The pen is very nice. The celluloid is in excellent condition with very good transparency and clarity. The chrome plating has some pitting on the clip and a couple of large spots of missing plating on the front of the band. Chrome plating on vintage pens of the 1930s and 1940s is notoriously delicate. Unfortunately the plating on this pen is representative of the average or slightly better than average. Never mind that, this pen is all about the nib. That big, fat, luscious nib.

The filling system has been restored with modern synthetic materials. They will last for decades with an occasional bit of silicone grease applied to the filler rod. The filler restoration is guaranteed for at least one year.

Length
Capped - 131 mm (5.2”)
Uncapped - 113 mm (4.4”)
Posted - 151 mm (6”)
Diameter
Cap - 11.5 mm (0.45”)
Barrel - 11.3 mm (0.45”)

Filler
Vacuum-Fil

Nib
Oblique Broad