The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute will celebrate 50 years of unprecedented achievement in the care, conservation, breeding and study of giant pandas. Over the past five decades, the Zoo’s bears have become international icons, beloved both for their adorable antics and their ability to bring colleagues from the United States and China together to collaborate for a common goal: saving the species from extinction.
This Smithsonian Collection pen not only writes with the dreamy rollerball refill, but it also has multiple charming pandas printed on the lightly textured barrel. Each Tornado is complete with antique silver accents, individually numbered top ring and the Smithsonian sun logo on the finial. Adopt one of these National ZooPandas for your collection or wrap it up as a gift for family and friends, they’re sure to bring smiles for years to come.
Uses the Retro 1951 Tornado rollerball refill.
- Retro 51
- Rollerball Pens
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- 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).
- 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
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 11.9mm (0.47in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 11.9mm (0.47in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 15.2mm (0.60in)
- Diameter - Grip (mm)
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 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
If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.
- 29.0g (1.02oz)
- Weight - Overall (g)
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Retro 51 Tornado Rollerball Pen - Smithsonian Panda
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