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Hi all,

I accidentally stumbled on a link for a pen I had not heard of before.....Retro 51.

Interesting looking pieces.  Although I really like vintage pens, I could see one of these on my desk.

Does anyone have any thoughts/experiences they'd like to share with me about how they feel, write, etc?

Are they reliable?

I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks.

Gerard.


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They do look very pretty, almost like those girls that stand on street corners late at night. I also think that I would be able to own a pen like that. They are also surprisingly cheap.

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Here's a few Retro 51 pens.  The one on the right is definitely one of "THOSE" girls.

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Left to right:  70's Vintage Mandarin Yellow cc/cartridge filler, currrent Sciptmaster in white, current Tornado Deluxe in ivory, and finally, a Tornado Rollerball in Lilac, the girl in the group!

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-- Edited by Jack125 at 12:32, 2008-09-24

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Retro 51 is a solid company that took a few years to find it's look/voice. I used to sell them years ago when I worked for the Colorado Pen Co in Orlando Fl. The earlier styles like the Yellow one in Jacks post above are decent pens. All metal & on the heavy side of things. The Tornado capless rollerballs like the lil lilac lady above are dead on reliable & pretty neat.

IMHO The best pen they made was the Limited edition double 8. I don't have asny pics, but a google search will bring one up.

Dennis

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i have a retro 51 tornado in black with a M nib that i bought from Todd at isellpens. it is a very smooth pen, solid metal built... just nice.

the only thing i don't like about these is that not all post very well at the back of the barrel. i tried a few at an art store in san francisco, california (i have to say the state in case you're not from the US- he-he-he) and it was a hit and miss... some posted well and some ddn't.

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