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Brad Torelli 45 Masterpiece, A Vintage Mb Interpretation



Nikolaos

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Hi all,



I posted this over in the Pen Photography section but Michael suggested I should also post it on the MB forum, so here goes:



I got this incredible Brad Torelli 45 fountain pen a few years ago through a trade wtih a very dear friend who is no longer with us. It is a large pen and an incredible writer. Torelli calls it "45" and it's basically his interpretation of the MB139.



It is a large pen measuring almost 14cm and is really well balanced and light. It has a pump filling system that holds a lot of ink and the material is a gorgeous translucent green/pearl acrylic. Under different lighting condition the material really changes and creates a truly eye-catching effect. Because fo the translucency of the material it can almost be considered a demonstrator as you can easily see how much ink you have in it.



It has a beautiful MB149 fine nib, a vintage MB 14K solid gold clip, and a 14K solid gold cap band.



I use this pen almost daily for the past 3 years. It's a pure joy to use.



I have tried and failed to photograph the pen in the past as I find it difficult to show the depth and beauty of the material. Recently my good friend Judy took on the challenge and I think her photos are amazing.



Please enjoy,



Nikolaos



http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/nikolaos_photos/torelli1_zps8ef3769d.jpg



http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/nikolaos_photos/torelli2_zps6db71584.jpg



http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/nikolaos_photos/torelli6_zpsd95086d1.jpg



http://i474.photobucket.com/albums/rr109/nikolaos_photos/torelli4_zps6db0c76c.jpg

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That is an early Torelli, before he refrained from copying the snowcap. I had one that was identical; I wonder if it's the very same pen?! :-) Brad guarantees his pens for his lifetime, and he gladly gave it a full once-over for me.

 

I now have a Torelli "139," made to my specifications with interesting celluloid from Mark Hoover (to replace the genuine 139 that I sold to be placed in an Australian collector's pen museum).

 

Fred

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Do like things like this, purists may see it differently, what a lovely pen ! :)

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That is an early Torelli, before he refrained from copying the snowcap. I had one that was identical; I wonder if it's the very same pen?! :-) Brad guarantees his pens for his lifetime, and he gladly gave it a full once-over for me.

 

I now have a Torelli "139," made to my specifications with interesting celluloid from Mark Hoover (to replace the genuine 139 that I sold to be placed in an Australian collector's pen museum).

 

Fred

 

Your 139 is still doing well Fred. I used it last week

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