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 pin stripes. It 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. Pick up this rollerball pen for a flight enthusiast in your life.
Retro 51 Tornado Smithsonian Rollerball Pen - Vega (Amelia Earhart’s Plane)
- Finish: Lacquered metal barrel with acid-etched rivets.
- Trim: Antique accents
- Knurl twist-top with the edition number engraved on the top ring.
- Refill: Rollerball Refill REF5P/REF57P, can also adapt to Ballpoint Conversion REF71 Easy Flow
- Smithsonian Logo printed on the top disc
- This is an open numbered edition. Each piece is numbered but not limited to a particular number of total pieces in this edition..
- Length: 5 inches (129mm)
- Weight: 1 oz (28g)
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