The Tuckaways, shorter Balances, appeared just before WWII and, through a number of iterations, lasted well into the 1950’s. They were made for women’s purses and for pockets for both men and women, with uniforms clearly in mind. Indeed, they were original designs, practical, and like all Balances, amazingly durable. Tuckaways started as lever pens with open nibs, added Vac-Fills and Triumph nibs to the line in the early 1940’s, and finished as Triumph-nibbed Touchdown fillers in the 1950’s. Great pens, although the Vac-Fills are quite challenging to restore.