- Retro 51 Tornado Vintage Metalsmith Collection
- Herringbone finish with antiqued metal finish
- Rollerball pen
- Comes with a medium-point black rollerball refill
- Can be converted to a ballpoint with Easy Flow refill
- Unique packaging
Inspired by our country's leaders and historical icons, this Antique Metalsmith Tornado Deluxe by Retro 51 is a high-quality retractable rollerball with etched herringbone pattern and antique brass trim. Named after Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this pen celebrates the powerful words FDR wrote, from his fireside chats to his famous "a date which will live in infamy" address to Congress after Pearl Harbor was bombed.
A perfect gift for the writer in your family who still enjoys writing on paper.
In 1934, Roosevelt signed legislation allowing for the creation of the National Archives, a repository dedicated to preserving the nation's history. When Roosevelt proposed the idea of building a library to house his papers and memorabilia, detractors believed he was simply interested in constructing a monument to himself. Roosevelt, however, viewed the library as a solution to two problem how to simultaneously preserve and provide public access to the records of his presidency.
We have FDR's attitude of open government to thank for the formation of the National Archives and the model for subsequent Presidential Libraries, which allow the people of the United States a better look at how their government is working.