Omas Galileo Limited Edition Ballpoint Pen (Very Rare) - Cracked Ice Celluloid
Omas released the Galileo Galilei model in 1993 in commemoration of the 650th anniversary of the University of Pisa.
This pen was “dedicated” to the great Italian scientist, Galileo Galilei. He was born in Pisa, but it was also in 1992, the year before this pen was released, that he was finally declared innocent by the inquisition of heresy for his support of Copernicus' radical ideas regarding the solar system. It took only 460 years.
The Edition is based on the 12-sided, Paragon model which was first produced in 1932. It is a celluloid pen, which is notable since Omas had only resumed production of celluloid in 1991 after a lapse of some years. The celluloid pattern was, as far as I can determine, Omas' first use of the “Wild” pattern of white on black.
This pen is brand new and has been vault kept (new old stock). The pen comes in the original Vintage Lette Box.