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Visconti introduced the Manhattan series in 1994.
These pens were designed as a synthesis between tradition and modernity. They were produced in laminated celluloid whose transparency and pearlescent effect were meant to recall the visual effects of city lights in a clear night.
The stepped cap tops and barrel end symbolized New York's skyline.
The clip on this pen was totally innovative as it was designed to give the feeling of a wave and was later on used for the Voyager models.
At the same time, laminated celluloid was a clear reference to the past, to the worldwide famous Parker Vacumatic models and dozens of other pens which had been manufactured in the same material throughout the 1930s/1940s decade.
The filling mechanism, too, apparently so technologically modern, draws inspiration from the past: the reverse syringe filling mechanism has been used by Onoto, by Eagle, by Aurora, by Ancora and a number of other pen companies of the past.
It is based on a principle which highlights the transparency of the barrel and offers great ink capacity.
This makes the Manhattan model a pen full of references and really fascinating.
The pen itself is well proportioned, very nicely balanced in the hand with a great look.
This pen is in pristine condition, with crystal clear barrel.
Nib grade is F/M... more on the M side.
Unfortunately, there is no box
Further item information (esp. Pens)
- Brand and Model Added brand(s) and model(s)
- LE and/or Serial Number Info No LE, pen(s) not numbered
- Nib Size M (Medium)
- Restoration status Unrestored - In original condition or new
Shipping & Handling
- Condition New Old Stock - Old model pen, never used
- Payment PayPal
- Shipping From Italy
- Shipping To World
General rules and conditions
- Conditions & Rules Yes