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    Default Sheaffer Tuckaway Conversion

    I love them Tucky's

    I love the Triumph nib, I love the size, I love the clip, and I just love the look of the pen.

    The only one thing that I am not crazy about is the Vacuum filler system. Yes it's a cool mechanism, and yes, I have restored a few without accidents, but the vacuum filler system is way down there in my list of favorite filling systems. I guess I just don't like how it operates.

    So I had an idea to convert a Tuckaway vacuum-filler into something that is simpler and easier to use. And this is what I ended up with:

    A Sheaffer Tuckaway bulb-filler.

    While the bulb contains a tad less ink than the transparent vacuum chamber (not the barrel), I think I can get very close by installing a breather tube.

    Now, I'm sure some of you will say it's a sacrilege to do this conversion, but to me, I gain a much simpler way to fill the pen I love to use with ink, and along with it, I get all the functionality without having to buy special gaskets and seals. Only ink sac, shellac, silicon grease, which I already have invested in.

    So let's see, how many of you think this is a good idea, and how many of you think this is not preferable than the vacuum-filler?
    - Will
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