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Visconti Corsani

 

On my 2016 visit to Novelli Pen, I selected the Limited Edition Corsani model of the Visconti Wall Street pen. I selected the pen on its appearance and how it wrote. I did not realize it was especially created for the  Corsani, a pen store that has been in operation since 1924 -- this was the store's 90th Anniversary (2014) limited edition pen. There were 79 fountain pens and 11 roller ball pens created brining the total pens to 90. I know Sefaano from Corsani Pen and for the past five or so years have visit his store each time we are in Rome. I am pleased to have pen Number 75 of this very unique model.

The pen is a combination of precious pearl-grey striped celluloid as Visconti has used for its Wall Street Line. When Marco showed me this pen, the celluloid really caught my eye. Even my wife Karen supported me on getting this pen! She said it just looked better and better the more you looked at the pen. Corsani indicates the celluloid is no longer available.

But this is the the circle/square body and cap. This is an extra large round body and cap. The pen is made in the shape of the Homo Sapiens model.

The pen fills with the Visconti double reservoir power filler system. I am slowly getting used to this, but basically it allows you to pull up a double load of ink into the large reservoir of the pen, and then you can release and add stored ink to the regular ink holding section. There is not clear ink-view of the available ink, however, the celluloid has a semi-translucent portion that allows you to see if there is still a supply of ink available.

Writing with the pen is a pleasure as it has the famous Visconti 23kt duo-tone palladium Dream Touch nib. Nibs were created ranging from Extra Fine to Stub, and I have a beautiful Broad nib.

Ring at the base of the body section section is engraved: Corsani 1984-2014.

Unfortunately I have not been to the Corsani store for a number of years, but I have visited the store twice and each time enjoyed my time in the store. I am going to make a point of visiting the store on my next visit to Rome.

Corsani 90 by Visconit

Corsani 90 by Visconti

 

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Corsani 90 by Visconti

 

 

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