2.5mm SPITFIRE DUO PEN and PENCIL
THE SPITFIRE DUO PEN andPENCIL
The scribbler 'DUO' ('du,o) from the Latin, two.
The pen body is turned by hand on a lathe similar to those used in the 1940's and each one will vary in colour and grain structure depending upon which part of the propeller we use.
The clutch mechanism holds a 2.5 mm graphite refill or alternatively a Schmidt D1 ballpen refill will turn it into a pen.
The end cap has a built in sharpener to re-point the lead.
The original propeller serial number R4723
is laser engraved onto each pencil making it a unique piece of World War II history.
THE HISTORY OF WOODEN PROPELLER DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Horden - Richmond Aircraft Ltd was started by Frederick Gordon - Lennox the 9th Duke of Richmond and Edmund Horden. Together they developed hydulignum the compressed wood from which they made their propeller blades. During World War II spitfire propellers were made by ROTOL in Gloucester.
THE PENCIL IS BOXED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AND A CARTRIDGE OF 5 SCHMIDT D1 REFILLS
Weight 30 grams
Price: £175.00 each
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