The idea of designing and producing a pen from the propeller of a World War II Spitfire was the result of a conversation with a customer who was also a propeller manufacturer.
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 was used.
The original propeller serial number R4723 is laser engraved onto each pen 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 Rollerball pen features a chrome plated magnetic cap that will post onto the opposite end of the pen when writing
THE PEN IS BOXED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY AND ONE EXTRA ROLLERBALL REFILL.
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