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Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith Rollerball Pen in Nikola Tesla

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Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith Rollerball Pen in Nikola Tesla

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Product Description

Futurist, inventor, electrical and mechanical engineer - Nikola Tesla was a genius well ahead of his time. His inventions are still being used to this day and his theories were so advanced that they continue to be studied, experimented on and even power the modern world. This Tornado's pen design was inspired by Tesla's spiral coil used in his wireless power experiments. Concentric circles are acid-etched into the barrel then plated in copper and finished with platinum appointments giving it a radiant and magnetic aesthetic. Each rollerball is loaded into a commemorative packaging tube that doubles as a pen stand when not in use. Pick up this Tornado and rub shoulders with genius.

Retro 51 Tornado Rollerball Pen - Nikola Tesla Details

  • Edition: 2022 Regular Collection 
  • Concentric circles are acid-etched into the barrel then plated in copper.
  • Platinum accents, clip, and knurled twist-top.
  • Portrait of Tesla on top disc
  • Standard Tornado Rollerball Pen Size, Pen Length: 5.11 in. / 129.5mm
  • Smooth-writing REF5P black ink rollerball refill installed. Can also use Parker-style, Easy-Flow 9000 ballpoint refills (sold separately).
  • Packaged in a matching commemorative tube.
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Goldspot Pens is an authorized retailer of all the 50+ worldwide writing brands it represents. Every pen, refill, and accessory is 100% genuine and backed by respective manufacturer warranties. Buy with confidence - if you need to return or exchange your purchase, our 30-day return policy makes it quick and easy.

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Product FAQs

The Retro 51 Tornado rollerball writes with a cap-less REF5P liquid rollerball ink cartridge. Although there are several ink colors available (blue, red, purple, and green), the color included with any new Retro 51 rollerball is always black. The rollerball is also compatible with any Parker-style type ballpoint pen cartridge. Since this cartridge is made by several manufacturers, there are many options for ink color, point size, and ink consistency (ballpoint or gel ink). Retro 51 offers the REF71 (black) or REF77 (blue) easy-flow 9000 ballpoint ink cartridge as an alternative (sold separately) refill option for the Tornado rollerball pen.

Although the company is headquartered in Richardson, Texas (USA), the Retro 51 factory is based in Taiwan. All pen parts are manufactured in Taiwan with exception to the fountain pen nibs (made by Jowo in Germany) or the refills (made by Schmidt, also in Germany).

Retro 1951, Inc. offers a Limited One-Year Warranty on all Retro 51 writing instruments to the original consumer for a period of one year from the date of purchase with the purchased unit free of defects in materials and workmanship under normal use. Please note that this warranty is void if the pen has been damaged by accident, negligence, unauthorized service, or other factors not due to defects in materials or workmanship. It's important not to return the product to the retailer from whom it was purchased. Retro 51 will handle warranty claims directly.

Yes, most Retro 51 rollerball pens can be personalized with engraving on the barrel of the pen. There are some exceptions due to the design of the pen. For example, if a Retro 51 Tornado pen has an acid-etched pattern and does not have a blank spot where an engraving may be etched, then we will not engrave that pen. Our most popular, personalized Retro 51 rollerball pens are the classic lacquer styles, which are available in a variety of colors.

The refill inside. The Tornado pen design is the same whether you have a ballpoint or rollerball. It's the refill that makes the difference. The Tornado ballpoint pen uses the REF71 Easy Flow 9000 ballpoint ink cartridge while the rollerball writes with the more fluid REF5P cap-less rollerball ink cartridge. The ballpoint might last longer with the thicker, pastier ink. But, the rollerball version would flow smoother and require less hand pressure to make a dark mark on paper.

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