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Retro 51 Fountain Pen - Spitfire (Mann Inc Exclusive)

Retro 51 Fountain Pen - Spitfire (Mann Inc Exclusive)

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We are celebrating the 5th Anniversary of Mann Inc with this fountain pen version of our very first exclusive Retro 51 - Spitfire. This was released around 5 years ago. Only 250 have been produced, meaning that only 1 in 4 owners of the original rollerball will have this in their collection.

The Spitfire fountain pen comes in custom packaging, designed to hold your numbered edition fountain pen. Matching numbered dog tag made from cartridge brass and a 5ml bottle of exclusive Merlin blue ink with an ink converter. 

6th June 2024 will be the 80th Anniversary of D-day, the Battle of Normandy, when Allied forces landed on the heavily fortified beaches of France. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious and aerial operations in history that included 5000 ships carrying 156,000 troops while overhead an estimated 13,000 aircraft provided air cover and mission support. The Spitfire Mk IX was one of these fighter aircraft with the role of aerial support, escorting bombers and providing targeting assistance to Allied ships.

Each pen is finished with stonewashed pewter trim to give it an aged look. Mk IX Spitfire, Reg JE-J has authentic WWII D-Day markings and features acid-etched printing to recreate plane panels, exhaust and rivets markings. A unique paint finish where no two pens are identical, much the same as the real fighter aircraft at the time.

Mann Inc are based near to Castle Bromwich. This factory was the largest Spitfire factory in the UK that produced over 12,000 of these fighter planes. The love of aviation continues in the family run company with Richard being an airline pilot, Louise and Richards wife Kim being former cabin attendants.

The Retro 51 Spitfire Tornado fountain pen comes with  a standard international ink cartridge and ink converter. Nibs sizes available are Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, 1.1mm stub and 1.5mm stub. Each Spitfire fountain pen with include a 5ml bottle of our very own Mann Inc Merlin Blue ink. We also have a selection of bottled ink available.


Spitfire Details:

·         Includes 5ml bottle of Merlin Blue ink and Dog Tag made from cartridge brass
·         Limited Edition of only 250
·         Acid-etched, panel, rivet and exhaust details
·         Authentic WWII fighter markings
·         Antique Pewter trim
·         Tail marking top disc design
·         Exclusive Spitfire 5th anniversary packaging


* Excluded from all discounts 

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