Saturday, June 12, 2021

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 208

Today we're shining on spotlight on a beautiful modern Italian fountain pen belonging to Jerred - another fine addition to his Delta fountain pen collection...

(all photos courtesy of Jerred ~ please click on images to enlarge)

Jerred: "This is a Delta 'Circle of Life' (CoL) fountain pen. The CoL is a turned acrylic pen that comes with seven inlaid silver rings on the body (the cap rings are, as far as I know, not silver) seen here in dark red/burgundy."

"According to the bits of press release that I've found, the circles are meant to represent the continuing cycle of evolution of life on earth. I'm honestly not sure what that's supposed to mean."

"There is another pen in Delta's collection called the 'Charles Darwin Evolution' that uses the same body shape and inlaid rings, but uses chip acrylics instead of the solid acrylic seen here. I was under the impression that the Evolution predated this pen but, in fact, the CoL predates the Evolution by a few years. Apparently Delta liked the design so much they decided to use it again."

"The pen comes with a #6 sized rhodium plated 14k nib. The nib also has a heart-shaped breather hole. As was often the case, the nib was a lovely writer." 

Jerred - many thanks for the photos and write up about your beautiful new writing instrument!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think the seven rings might correspond to the Shakespeare "Seven Ages of Man" (All the World's a Stage
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Seven_Ages_of_Man_(painting_series)
(Joe Cocker)