Friday, May 19, 2023

Newest Acquisitions (Virtual "Show & Tell") ~ part 495

Many thanks to everyone who came to our meeting last night! The 16 of us had fun talking about our oldest fountain pens and newest finds, and I think a good time was had by all. I'll post some photos from the meeting in the next few days (most likely right after the long weekend).

Now, just to show you that our club isn't just about fountain pens, here are some "glamour shots" of one of my favourite capless rollerballs-- a Retro 51 'Tread' rollerball in the "Spark" colour that I acquired a few months ago...

(photos by Maja ~ please click on images to enlarge)

The 'Tread' collection first appeared in the 2019 Retro 51 catalog, and was described by the company thusly: "This new series uses an chain-like pattern acid-etched on the barrel for a tactile feel that is finished in two vibrant classic lacquer colors (Spark & Flare) plus the all matte black nickel, Flint. Each pen is loaded with a rollerball refill and packaged in Retro brand tube."

The pen's specifications
(from the same catalog):

LENGTH: 4 inches/125 mm
DIAMETER: 0.43 inches/11 mm
WEIGHT: 1 oz/ 28 grams
REFILL: Rollerball (note: it can also take a Parker style ballpoint or gel refill!)

(I love the barrel design --not only does it look great, but the raised pattern feels really neat :)

Have a safe & happy Victoria Day long weekend, everyone!

(~Blog post by Maja~)

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