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#1 watch_art

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 04:03

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here's the unit with diaphragm attached. this is the one the pen came with (from ebay!!) it just needed shellac to hold it in place. otherwise perfect! edit: turns out shellac is not necessary. hmm.. oh well. now I know, and knowing is half the battle! :thumbup:

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and then the pen all shiny and bright. ready for some ink once the shellac is nice and dry (by now it should be)...

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#2 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 10:50

congrats on the restoration :thumbup: nice pen and nice review
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:40

Well done, appreciate the time spent on the review. I hope to pick one up someday.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:02

I love these, too, as well as the duofold vac. Don't ask me why, but I also love the streamlined look of the single jewel model, and just don't cotton to the jewel on the blind cap.
Nice pictures and review.
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:46

thanks!

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 18:35

Beautiful! I have one being restored right now. I hope I like it as much as you do. I have a feeling I will.. :)
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 17:26

Very nice, I've got one just like yours, except in blue. The Vac Major may be the all time prettiest pen.
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Posted 26 January 2011 - 18:50

I share your delight with the vac major! I have two of them in brown; one has the plastic filler and the other has the aluminum pre war filler (double jewel also). The two tone nibs are a delight to use and to watch in motion. One of these days I'll find an oversize model in my price range. Thank you for the enjoyable handwritten review!

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 21:37

Love your review and the sketches!

I share your delight with these pens! I picked one up a while back and had it restored, and fell in love with it. It became my "goes to work every day" pen. It was soon joined by two other vac majors (in emerald and gold pearl) that are just as delightful. I lucked out that they were in working order- I at least expected that they would need work on the filling system.

So, now three pens travel with me to work every day. They make filling out even routine forms delightful. I need to get a case for these since they travel with me!

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 16:11

Nice review. I really like the pictures of the insides. I have a Vacumatic being repaired and its nice to know what is actually inside these pens.






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