SH1793 Sheaffer Valiant Snorkel. (Fine)

SH1793 Sheaffer Valiant Snorkel. (Fine)
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  • Product Code: VINT_SH1793
  • £45.00
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SH1793 Sheaffer Valiant Snorkel. (Fine)

Date: 1950s

Size: Capped - 143mm; posted - 161mm.

A glossy jet black Valiant.  This pen is fitted with a gold-filled pocket clip, wide cap lip band, and a beautiful large two-tone 14 carat gold Triumph nib.  The gold filling on the clip and cap band is in excellent condition with no brassing evident.  There is damage on this pen, though, there is some scoring to the end of the barrel where the cap has been posted and some scratching to the chrome plated plunger, which you will only see, of course, when filling the pen and it seems to have not adverse effect on the filling mechanism's performance. Above the clip is the Sheaffer white dot.  On the side of the barrel is a clear and crisp imprint.  The nib is a lovely large Sheaffer Triumph nib made from 14 carat gold.  It is a fine point and was made in Australia, as is the whole pen, and intended for export to the UK.  

I have fully serviced this pen.  The pen now fills very well - the plunger operates easily and the Snorkel tube winds in and out smoothly.  I have tested the pen and found that it writes very smoothly, producing a good wet and consistent fine width line. 

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