on sale Retro 51 Tornado Rollerball Pen - Smithsonian Vega

Product Code RT-SRR-1820

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Amelia Earhart set two of her many aviation records in a bright red Lockheed 5B Vega. In 1932 she flew it alone across the Atlantic Ocean, then flew it nonstop across the United States - both firsts for a woman. These feats made Earhart an instant worldwide sensation and proved she was a courageous and able pilot. The Smithsonian acquired the Vega in 1966 and is on display at the National Air and Space Museum to this day.

The Vega by Retro 51 has “rivets” acid-etched into the metal barrel with bright red lacquer finish and then top printed with the Vega’s original golden pinstripes. This twist-action rollerball pen is complete with antiqued brass accents and the Smithsonian logo on the top disc. It is packaged in a commemorative tube that doubles as a pen stand, and comes loaded with a black rollerball refill that flows with a medium stroke. Pick up this rollerball pen for a flight enthusiast in your life.

Uses the Retro 1951 Tornado rollerball refill.

These pens are individually numbered but not limited in quantity.

Technical Specs

Condition
New
Brand
Retro 51
Type
Rollerball Pens
Color
Red
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

No
Body Material
Metal
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Capless
Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Rollerball Refills
Grip Material
Metal
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

No
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

Yes
Trim
Gold
Diameter - Body
11.9mm (0.47in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
11.9mm (0.47in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
15.2mm (0.60in)
Diameter - Grip

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

5.0mm (0.20in)
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

129.8mm (5.11in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
126.1mm (4.96in)
Weight - Body
30.0g (1.06oz)
Weight - Overall
30.0g (1.06oz)

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