Type Fountain pen
Product Name 8080 Rakete
Manufacturer and Year Columbus Pen, Italy - 1950s.
Filling System Piston-filler. Restored here at PSP with a new seal.
Color Velvety Black w/gold trim and a 3/4" viewing window with a pattern of little black outlined squares.
Nib EXTRA-FINE flexible #3 Rakete nib. We think this is probably a gold plated nib, not solid gold. The barrel is marked E-F in between the hash mark lines that decorate the end. Please see writing sample. Modest flex from extra fine to fine.
Condition Excellent condition with no cracks, chips, dents, or dings. This is a velvety black, shiny pen with a long checkered viewing window that is unique. The barrel has just some light scratching. The viewing window is excellent and has a clear amber tinge to it. The cap has some consistent scratch lines under the cap band that may be remnants from the turning or manufacturing process. The remainder of the cap has light to some moderate scratching. The upper cap band has an blotch of pitting; otherwise the cap bands look good. The clip has light scratching. The clip ring has some small scratches and well as some small areas of pitting. The imprint is still completely outlined in gold and is very clear.