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"Chased" and "Fully Chased" - How does one spot mismatches?

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#1 djohannsen



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Posted 11 August 2016 - 01:12 PM

My recollection from looking through early catalogues is the distinction between "chased" and "fully chased," the former meaning a chased barrel and plain cap (very common on, say, early Moore's safety pens) and the latter meaning chasing on both barrel and cap.  First, an ill-defined question:  Do we know what companies commonly sold pens with plain caps and chased barrels?  Much specific (and motivated by ulterior purposes):  Did Waterman's ever mix plain caps and chased barrels?


The reason that I ask is curiosity about a pen that I've had for years (a real sorry looking example, but a tremendous writer), a Waterman's safety.  The pen has chased barrel and plain cap.  I've always just assumed that it was a mismatch that had been cobbled together at some point in the pen's life.  Now that I recall the old catalogues that I've seen, it makes me wonder if Waterman's ever paired plain caps with chased barrels.  Do we have any evidence in either direction on this question?


Thank you for any information.




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