Item #: 1825204S

Retro 51 Classic Rollerball Desk Base

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Retro 51 Classic Rollerball Desk Base
This 1930’s-style domed desk base by Retro 51 features a dependable, capless rollerball that will not dry out, even if you forget to replace the pen. Remove the elegant tapered barrel from its solid base and instantly write with a smooth, fluid line. Base and pen are made of solid cellulose acetate. Keep one near phones or on your desk and never search for a pen again! Currently available in black or ivory.

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Review: Paul from Reston, VA, USA Submitted: 5/9/2012

Overall5 out of 5 stars.


I keep this by my phone

I like the pen. I especially like the capless roller ball design. Unlike another reviewer, I haven't had any start up problems getting the ink flowing

I have an old Esterbrook pen upon whose design this one was based. Those were fountain pens meant to be used in offices and banks. After 75 years or so, I can say it is a solid design.

Grab the pen, write your note. This pen belongs beside your phone. Mine is in the kitchen.

Great product for the price.

What is your opinion of the quality of this item?

I am happy overall, with one significant problem: No one makes it clear which refill I need to buy. This is pretty darn serious. I bought the pen at Fahrneys, why can't they make it clear which refill I should buy from them? Honestly! Is this a marketing strategy? What should I conclude?

Review: JW from Traverse City, MI Submitted: 5/4/2012

Overall3 out of 5 stars.


I love the look, remniniscent of my collection of esterbrook bases on which it's obviously modeled. The pen is a bit disappointing-doesn't just write on being picked up as the design suggests it should. I wouldn't be happy using this as a desk pen.

Great design.

Not easy to use in the way it's intended due to hard-to start. Should be able to keep it by the phone, say, for quick notes, or on a desk for signatures, but not have to fiddle with it to use it.

A fair price for what it is.

What is your opinion of the quality of this item?

As above
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