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Chrome Trim On Tuckaways


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#1 Wendell

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 17:41

I'd like to find some Tuckaways with white trim, but on all the ones I've seen, the plating has been very corroded. Is it unrealistic to search for some Tuckaways with white trim in good condition?

 



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#2 gregamckinney

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:38

Not unrealistic, but somewhat challenging.  All Sheaffers of that era tend to have trouble with the chrome trim.  I've collected a lot of Tuckaways, and haven't seen many with great chrome trim.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 18:16

Not unrealistic, but somewhat challenging.  All Sheaffers of that era tend to have trouble with the chrome trim.  I've collected a lot of Tuckaways, and haven't seen many with great chrome trim.

Best Regards, greg

 

Maybe a good substitute would be a Tucky Sentinel. 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 17:58

Are you referring to the vacuum-filler Tuckaways in black or grey striated? These are the only ones I know of with *all* white trim. I see a couple with sound trim come up on eBay each month – the vast majority are indeed corroded/brassed. And then there's the extra cost/hassle of sending one off to get the filling system overhauled.

 

Here's a thread on another board with a nice spread of photos, which I've found to be helpful for Tuckaway reference: http://fountainpenbo...s-more-to-come/

 

Even common pens can become downright scarce in clean white trim configurations, unless you're willing to pay a premium. For most models I tend to be unwilling, so it's taken me years to find some otherwise common models (e.g. 1st gen Vac in silver pearl + grey marble; Waterman 32s/94s, etc.).


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