DELTA FOUNTAIN PEN "LUGDUNUM RED", 1998 EDITION
Barrel in red resin with gold-plated details and ornamentation.
Limited edition. Exemplary 05/30.
Two-tone 18 kts gold nib. M point.
Screw cap. Piston loading.
Measurements: 14.6 cm. length, 12 mm. diameter.
The body of the pen is made of red resin, with the model name "LVGDVNVM", which refers to the mount of the god of light Lyon, and honouring the ancient Roman Empire. Equipped with a two-tone 18-carat gold nib, medium point.
Delta is a small Italian company founded in Naples in 1982. It was, along with Stipula and Visconti, an attempt to revive the old glories of the classic Italian fountain pen. None of the three had the history of Omas, Aurora, Montegrappa or Ancora, but their model was the great successes of the turn of the century and, above all, the use of absolutely classic materials and systems.
On the mechanical side, Delta's hallmark was the use of the side lever and the rubber inner tank as the standard loading system for its limited editions. His models evoked great cultural moments in the history of Italy, which is like saying the history of art. He soon opted for the production of commemorative special editions that not only referred to cultural or historical aspects but also to current events such as the models produced to commemorate the G7 in 1994 or the Jubilaeum to commemorate the year 2000.