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Retro 51 | Tornado Smithsonian Special Edition Collection
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The first design in the Smithsonian collection by Retro 51 was the Corona twist-top rollerball pen. Its deeply etched barrel is reminiscent of the ornamental bronze-colored metal lattice that covers the outside of the National Museum of African American History and Culture building in Washington D.C. Lead designer David Adjaye pays homage to the intricate ironwork crafted by enslaved African Americans in Louisiana, South Carolina, and elsewhere through the use of this design. Each rollerball pen is numbered on the top ring and complete with matte black nickel accents and loaded in a commemorative Smithsonian NMAAHC tube. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this pen will support and further the Museum*s educational mission on what it means to be an American, and to share how American values like resiliency, optimism, and spirituality are reflected in African American history and culture._________________ DINO. Think about someone you know that loves dinosaurs and will open this officially licensed Smithsonian rollerball pen. Inside the commemorative tube they will discover a metal pen where you can actually feel the bones. It has been plated in stonewashed copper to give it an unearthed look and finally top printed in ivory to highlight the several dinosaurs that wrap around the barrel. The top ring has been engraved with the Smithsonian name,numbered and then imprinted with the Smithsonian logo on the top disc. This pen is sure to make you roar._______________ VEGA. 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 it 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 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. For you or the flight enthusiast in your life.

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Smithsonian-National Museum of African American History & Culture finish - Rollerball shown
 
Retro 51
Tornado Smithsonian Special Edition Collection
Smithsonian-National Museum of African American History & Culture
Pen Type: Rollerball
Our Price: $55.00
  
 
Smithsonian-Dino Fossil finish - Rollerball shown
 
Retro 51
Tornado Smithsonian Special Edition Collection
Smithsonian-Dino Fossil
Pen Type: Rollerball
Our Price: $55.00
  
 
Smithsonian-Vega finish - Rollerball shown
 
Retro 51
Tornado Smithsonian Special Edition Collection
Smithsonian-Vega
Pen Type: Rollerball
Our Price: $55.00
  
 
 

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