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My Visconti celluloid tale of woe
Posted by My on November 29, 2017, 5:59 pm, in reply to "Loving the 1990ís Visconti Celluloids"
In the late 1990s I purchased a lapis blue Visconti Voyager Anniversary, my grail pen at the time. Three months ago, when I went to fill the pen after removing it from its box where it had rested for a few weeks, the celluloid disintegrated, leaving the the part of the barrel near the turning knob in crumbs. I immediately phoned the US distributor and they had me send it in. It went to Italy, but came back totally reduced to crumbs of celluloid with the message that it cannot be repaired. They offered to sell me any Visconti they have in stock at 50% off. But so far, I am not done mourning my destroyed AV and will not being another Visconti in the near future. I also have a Kaleido Voyager and a Pontevecchio, both of which have held up quite well. All three pens were stored in the same container when not in use. And I used the same ink in all of them. Too bad it was my favorite that bit the dust. And too bad that they can't repair or replace the barrel.
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