Filling Mechanism: TouchDown

  

Vintage Pens: 2788 Sheaffer Sentinel TM
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $69.99
Vintage Pens: 2788: Sheaffer: Sentinel TM
In 1950 Sheaffer updated its TouchDown line of pens with the famed "TM" line or "Thin Model." This Sheaffer Sentinel TM is among the primo pens of its era. It had the upgraded stainless steel cap with plated gold trim and a "Lifetime" white dot, although the company was no longer allowed to have a lifetime warranty. We restored this pen with a new O-ring and ink sac. The cap shows a lot of really light, shallow surface wear. We wet sanded most of the wear out of the barrel, but you can still see the engraving for "M. J. Edwardson" below the Sheaffer imprint. The two-tone 14k gold nib writes a firm medium line. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1248 Sheaffer TM-Triumph
Filling Mechanism: TouchDown
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $124.99
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Vintage Pens: 1248: Sheaffer: TM-Triumph
All engravings aside, this rare Sheaffer Touchdown TM Triumph has been one of our favorite finds of late. It looks like it did when it left the store more than 60 years ago. We replaced the ink sac and O-ring. The clip is on tight. There is no wear on the gold-filled pen. It is engraved on the barrel with the name of "Louis Schaaf." The cap is engraved "10 Years / Tension Env Corp". The two-tone conical Triumph nib is 14k gold and writes a firm fine line. Click the headline font to see a close up. A small patch of gold shines through the palladium plate on the bottom tine of the photo. 13.5cm capped.