Pens and Ephemera
Pre-Owned Pens: 4247 Retro 51 Tornado
Filling Mechanism: Ballpoint
Retro 51 pens have dominated much of the early 2000s with their famed Retro 51 Tornado pens. Unfortunately, last we heard, the company was closing up shop. This orange model still looks great. It only has light wear from use. However, there is a little trouble with the twist mechanism. It operates smoothly, yet, when you retract the black gel Parker-style refill, it doesn't always retract. You need to push it in. It always extends with ease. Only the retracting is a problem. 12.6cm.