List of Tuckaway Models
(including with *asterisk* related non-Tucky post war short-version pens)
The pre-war and war-years pens make for relatively easy collecting. The post-war celluloid era from 1945-7 is the most complicated zone, offering numerous trim levels often in many colors. Some models came and went during the 2-3 year run. It is fair to include a couple non-Tucky models that occupy similar niche, just for sake of completeness. Model spread settles a bit with the introduction of the injection-plastic pens in 1948. This list does not address trim variants within a given model (eg. thinner and wider cap-band on Tuckaway Valiant), and does not address the potential for parts mixes, which can be considered separately. Most of the post-celluloid pens starting in 1948 share model name with earlier pens. Unlike the shift from pre-war to war-years or war-years to post-war models, the two phases of Injection plastic immediately post-celluloid pens and of Touchdown pens can be viewed as evolution of models rather than introduction of new models.-- feel free to offer corrections and mods---Pre War: 1940-41
(Both have open nib. Both have no clip. Both have flush cap)
1. Tuckaway (all gold-filled, open nib, threaded tush)
2. Masterpiece Tuckaway (sold gold. style as per Tuckaway)
WWII-Era: all 1942-5
(All have Triumph nib. All have no clip. All have flush cap)
3. Triumph Tuckaway (plastic pen. Gold-filled very wide lip. All five colors)
4. Triumph Crest Tuckaway (plastic barrel. Gold-Filled Cap. Black and Brown barrels)
5. Triumph "Autograph" Tuckaway (plastic pen. Solid gold very wide cap lip. Black alone)
Post War Celluloid Era 1945-7.
All have clasp type clip. Wide lip and bead band variants.
6. Tuckway Autograph (possibly done in all five colors. Solid gold trim. Plastic pen)
7. Tuckaway Crest (gold-filled cap on plastic barrel. Triumph nib)
8. Tuckaway Sentinel
9. Tuckaway Valiant
10. Tuckaway II (essentially a Statesman Tuckaway)
11. ?Tuckaway Sovereign. Open nib full-lip pen. (? not shown in my 1947 catalogue)
12. Lady Sheaffer (bead band) (essentially a bead-band Sovereign Tuckaway)
13. Milady. (bead band) (? essentially a bead-band Admiral Tuckaway?)
Post War Celluloid Bead band Non-Tucky pens which match Tucky's niche
13. Diana * (essentially a Lady Craftsman, a with-clip short pen)
14. Minerva* (essentially a Lady Cadet, a with-clip short pen)
Injection Plastic (Forticel) pre-Touchdown 1948 (
evolution of some of the 1945-7 pens, rather than frankly fresh models)
15. Tuckaway For Your Autograph (Autograph Tuckaway):
16. Crest Tuckaway Deluxe
17. Sentinel Tuckaway
18. Valiant Tuckaway
19. ? Sovereign type Tuckaway with open nib?
----- apparently the short bead band pens both Tuckaway and non-Tuckaway were discontinued by the end of the celluloid run.Touchdown 1949-50
20. Tuckaway For Your Autograph (Autograph Tuckaway):
21. Crest Tuckaway Deluxe
22. Sentinel Tuckaway Deluxe
23. ?? Valiant Tuckaway??? (not shown in one 1949 list)
24. Tuckaway (first use of simple Tuckaway name since 1941). Essentially a Statesman Tuckaway with large open nib, noting "Statesman" as of 1949 is an open nib full size pen, instead of a slighly slender (vs Valiant) Triumph-nib pen.
25. Oops. Stratowriter Tuckaway gold-filled ball point. Almost forgot
Note that as of 1949 the only bead band pen is the third tier Craftsman. WHat had been the 2nd tier Admiral gains a conventional cap-band.
Up to 23 Tucky models are listed above, recognizing that the last ten or so really are evolutionary tweaks rather than wholly new models. Still, with some of the models offered in five colors, there are many pens to hunt.No doubt
I'll need to tweak the list both for names ("Crest Deluxe Tuckaway" vs "Crest Tuckaway Deluxe" and so forth) and for description. I gave up pulling all colors for all models, but will play with that later.
Comments are invited.