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1948 Persian Blue Sheaffer Triumph Statesman - Vacuum-Fil - fine+ nib

1948 Persian Blue Sheaffer Triumph Statesman - Vacuum-Fil - fine+ nib

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In 1948 Sheaffer introduced the 4th generation Triumph pen. These pens are entirely injection molded from plastic they called Forticel. Persian Blue is my favorite color from this era. It is available only in pens made from 1948 to ~1950. It's a marvelous, rich blue.

This pen is in excellent condition. There are no notable flaws in the material of the barrel and cap. The ink view grip section has very good color and clarity. Perhaps the only flaw is an every so slightly misaligned cap clip. The end is not more than 1 mm off center.

I've restored the filling system using modern, synthetic rubber parts that will last decades. And I guarantee my work for at least one year provided you strictly avoid Noodler's ink as it will melt the rubber and stain the pen.

The nib would probably have been classed as a medium or medium-fine when new. It compares with a modern, western fine. It has the turned up point that Sheaffer is famous for using. I've adjusted the nib to write a wet and smooth line. Conical Triumph nibs are very stiff so there is no line variation.

Capped - 128 mm (5”)
Uncapped - 108 mm (4.25”)
Posted - 143 mm (5.6”).
Cap - 12.8 mm (0.5”)
Barrel - 11.4 mm (0.45”)

Filler - Vacuum-Fil (see filling instructions here)

Nib - fine - fine-medium


Injection molded plastic



Capped: 128 mm

Uncapped: 108 mm

Cap Posted:143 mm


Cap: 12.8 mm

Barrel: 11.4 mm


fine - fine-medium

Filler Type

Vacuum Filler

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