Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Other Triumph

At the Raleigh Pen Show, I chased a lot of a dozen or so pencils, all because I wanted this one:

I’ve never seen a “Triumph” – at least, not one that wasn’t a Sheaffer, and this bears no indication that it came from Fort Madison:

This one is an interesting mix of higher quality and lower quality elements.  That flourish on the top treatment is reminiscent of something attributed to National Pen Products or Lipic, and the name and styling on that clip are certainly above average.  However . . .

it’s a simple nose drive mechanism, and the top and bottom halves are held together by a rudimentary brass tube - not even a threaded bushing.

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