The Ragtime was first issued in 1991, a different model was issued again in 1994 and in 1999. The 1994 release was in celluloid, in rich brown tones. The 1999 release was made of Lucite with a guillochet finish. The 1999 version had a steel nib with iridium point. There were 120 fountains pens produced..
Now, in 2008 the pen is updated and issued as a limited edition pen to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the company. There are 1,988 pens issued, the number to correspond with the year the company was created.
The barrel is turned from a solid bar of acryloid and the two solid 14K gold rings are “force fit” around the cap – a bygone technique still practiced by Visconti’s artisans. The colours are very attractive - a swirling patterns in onyx, gold, tiger’s eye and ivory.
The pen writes so smooth with its 14K gold nib.
The Rag Time can use the My Pen System. This is a set of top buttons that can be switched to change the look of the pen. The small end, in this case I have used a brown gem-stone, is held to the pen by a magnet. The My Pen System comes with end pieces and a small tool to make adding and lifting the end piece.
Limited production pen.