04-09-2014, 10:09 AM
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  • Lutebro
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Coworker brought this in today, it was her grandpas. I identifies as a 1910 Pocket edition. The weird thing is the cap appears to be missing off the end. I always thought this was one piece, am I wrong and it's a cap over this?

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 04-09-2014, 03:36 PM
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  • matloffm
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According to Waits, this model was made from 1906 to about 1920 and is referred to as the Model 1907 Single Ring. The pocket editions began in 1909. They were a 3 piece with a ball end handle.

Hope this helps.

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 04-09-2014, 07:41 PM
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  • Lutebro
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Thanks for the info but what about the bottom knob? It isn't one piece?

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 04-10-2014, 03:26 PM
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I am not sure what you mean by bottom knob. Are you referring to the 2 part handle or just the end of the threaded insert? Two part handles were common then. It is a poor design. When the handle is over tightened it causes the outer cylinder to crack. It is rare to find one that is not cracked. If you mean is there a cap over the end of the threaded insert, that I have not seen before.

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 04-10-2014, 04:24 PM
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(04-10-2014, 03:26 PM)matloffm Wrote: If you mean is there a cap over the end of the threaded insert, that I have not seen before.

That's exactly what I'm wondering.

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 05-03-2014, 05:48 AM
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It is a manufacturing defect.

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