Retro 51 Tornado Smithsonian Hummingbirds & Flowers Rollerball Pen

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Ink Color: Black

Partnering with the Smithsonian on a range of officially licenced writing instruments, Retro 51 are excited to show off this new addition to the limited edition series from the National Museum of the American Indian. Featuring artwork by Native American artist Dr. Shirley M. Brauker, this distinctive Tornado rollerball portrays hummingbirds flying through the native flora. Her carved approach and traditional style combine legends of the past with contemporary materials. With the design acid-etched into the barrel, echoing Brauker’s usual methods, and finished in stonewashed copper with matching trim, this striking pen helps keep the story-telling traditions alive. Utilising a capless rollerball refill the pen glides effortlessly across the page, whilst the twist action cap has knurled detailing for additional grip. The broad profile and pleasing weight make using the Tornado a real joy. As Retro 51 says “Life is too short to carry an ugly pen!”

Key Features

  • Limited edition ‘Woodland Hummingbirds and Flowers’ colourway
  • Individually numbered
  • Stonewashed copper plate with matching trim
  • Artwork acid-etched into the barrel creating “carved” effect
  • Artwork by Native American artist Dr. Shirley M. Brauker
  • Cap ring features Smithsonian name and individual number
  • Smithsonian sun logo in end cap
  • Fitted with black ink refill
  • Twist mechanism
  • Capless design
  • Presented in Retro 51 gift box
  • 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • Dimensions: L 130mm x D 12mm
  • Weight: 29g

Delivery Information

All orders placed before 3pm Mon-Fri are despatched the same day (except on a bank holiday), even if your order has personalisation. Orders placed after 3pm, at the weekend or on a bank holiday are despatched next working day.

UK: We use a Royal Mail tracked service. Standard delivery is free (£2 charge for orders under £10) and takes 2 to 5 working days, Premium is £3 and takes 1 to 2 working days. Next working day is £6 and is delivered by 4pm (requires a signature).

International: We delivery worldwide with a standard and express service. Please visit our international website

Returns Information

If you are unhappy with your items, they can be returned to us within 21 days of receipt of purchase to be eligible for an exchange/refund. The item must still be in a re-saleable condition and returned with proof of purchase. Items that have been personalised cannot be returned unless they are faulty. Items purchased for Christmas can be returned by 14th January for a refund, as long as all our other returns criteria are met

Should you receive a damaged or incorrectly dispatched item, please inform us within 7 days of receipt, so we can advise you on the return of the item. Call 0208 731 8610 or email If a faulty or incorrect item is returned, we will refund your postage up to the cost of 1st class recorded Royal Mail. If you are sending items from abroad, please call us for a delivery quote

“Life is too short to carry an ugly pen!"

Officially licensed from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Design by Native American artist Dr. Shirley M. Brauker

Established in 1990 with a focus on producing unique writing instruments