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1949-1950 Touchdown : Touchdown appeared in 1949 and ran two years, having replaced the long-running plunger-fill pens and continuing series evolution going back about ten years. It would be replaced in 1951 by the Thin Model Touchdown, a thinner but similar pen, which itself would be replaced by the well known and long running Sheaffer Snorkel just a year later. While the 1949-51 TD does not have a Snorkel tube, it actually looks and feels far more like an Oversize Snorkel series than does the later PFM, which was OS and which did use the Snork tube.
Mint. Stickered. Huge Nib
|Overall Grade: Mint
||Metal: Mint||Color: Perfect||CLICK FOR LARGER PIC|
|Nib condition: Mint
||Threads: perfect||clarity: NA||Plastic: Mint|
|Point: Fine||Imprint: Mint||Size: 4 3/4" 12.5cm
|COMMENTS: The first Touchdowns (vs later Thin Model
Touchdown) I've offered in years, a taste of the
couple hundred 1940's Sheaffer's heading, eventually,
to a huge Vacumania Update, the full Touchdown pen
appeared in 1949 in Sheaffer's Forticel injection
plastic, replacing the long-running plunger-fill pens.
Tuckway, proper (the model, noit the series) is full girth with full-length (clasp clip) cap with short barrel, a squat stubby thing. It was renamed from Tuckaway II the prior year, but in fact effectively is a Statesman Tuckaway, the short form of Statesman. Found with large and small nibs (both same model name though different code, possibly a nib evolution during the two year run), this one has the big nib. Mint with cap sticker. Fully restored but may not be returned if inked/dipped.