For more general notes, see the page for the Imperial line.
After the big re-jigging of the line in 1973, the name “Imperial” was applied only to the upper end of pens in this family, while the popular-market pens got to be called “Triumph”. This is the very bottom of the barrel of that period, and when I say that I don’t mean to disparage; like something at the Glenkinchie distillery, there are barrels whose bottom contains a certain amount of delight.
This pen is very like the previous Imperial IV in its looks, swapping chrome and steel for the older pen’s gold, and having a shorter inlay. The writing characteristics are also about the same.
Production Run: 1973 – c. 1983.
Cost When New: $5.00 (for modern value, try this calculator).
Size: 13.2 cm long capped, 14.5 cm posted, 11.3 cm uncapped.
Point: Steel inlaid.
Filler: Cartridge, capacity approx. 1.1 ml.
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