There is something special about a Sheaffer Tuckaway. Even those who generally prefer large pens find the Tuckaway interesting and fun. They generally were made as identical but diminutive copies of full size models. This one mimics the Triumph Statesman. It is debatable whether it was actually called a Tuckaway Statesman. There were no catalogs from 1942 - 1948. And the 1949 catalog has names only for the high line Tuckaway pens with metal caps or solid 14k furniture. I'll call it a Tuckaway Statesman anyway.
The condition of the pen is excellent but for one flaw. There is not plating loss. The ink view grip section is only a slightly darker green than when it was new. The plastic is very nice apart from a small scuff on the barrel where someone tried to scratch out a personalization. I have polished away almost all the damage but the cap end of the scuff was too deep to remove entirely. The other end has faint remains of a couple of letters of the personalization. They are too faint to read as can be seen in the photos.
The fine nib is wet, smooth and slightly stubby. It's an amazing writer with subtle line variation that is a lot of fun. The cap posts on the barrel to make the pen comfortable even for my large hands.
The Vacuum-Fil system is guaranteed for at least one year provided Noodler's ink is strictly avoided. That stuff stains plastics and melts rubber filler components.
Length Capped - 114 mm (4.5”) Uncapped - 95 mm (3.7”) Posted - 128 mm (5”). Diameter Cap - 12.6 mm (0.5”) Barrel - 11.2 mm (0.44”)