On the morning of May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh embarked on a historic journey as he departed from New York City bound for Paris in his Ryan NYP monoplane. This remarkable flight marked the inaugural solo non-stop transatlantic crossing. After an arduous voyage lasting over thirty-three hours and spanning a distance of 3600 miles, Lindbergh touched down in France, greeted by an exultant crowd.
Subsequently, Lindbergh embarked on a tour of the United States, Central and South America, and the Caribbean aboard the famed Spirit of St. Louis. Notably, the aircraft bore the flags of each visited country on its cowling. Its final flight took it from St. Louis to Washington D.C., where Lindbergh generously presented the plane to the Smithsonian Institution, where it remains an enduring artifact of aviation history.
Retro51 takes immense pride in introducing the Spirit of St. Louis as a part of the officially licensed Smithsonian Collection of Fine Writing Instruments. This Tornado™ rollerball pen faithfully reproduces the plane's intricate graphics and details, achieved through acid-etching and printing on the barrel. Adorned with antiqued trim and featuring the esteemed Smithsonian name and logo atop it, this pen serves as a tangible tribute to Lindbergh's unparalleled achievement. Possess this symbol of historical greatness and let it inspire you to pursue your own remarkable feats.
Plane graphics and details printed + acid-etched on barrel • Stonewashed Pewter trims