Astoria Twitty Egg Shell Rollerball
Astoria makes this cute but fabulous David Egg Shell Rollerball pen out of duck egg shells. It is slightly bluish in colour as the minute oxidation process on calcium took place. The Astoria Twitty Egg Shell Rollerball has a screwed-on cap which gives it a good grip if you wanted to pose the cap at the back of barrel during writing due to its size.
The Astoria Twitty Egg Shell Rollerball comes in a beautiful leather black box. This pen is also available in Fountain pen.
The Astoria company was founded in 1921 by a former Montblanc company director Georg Ilger and his colleagues Herman Dietzel, Siegmund Popper and Wilhelm Frings. Many will discover the close resemblance of Montblanc and Astoria in its iconic black and white.
Montblanc acquired Astoria Pen Company around 1930s as it encountered financial problems and continued to manage it till 1936. The Astoria company was brought back to life again in 2009 and subsequently in 2010 , the trademark rights.
The uniqueness of Astoria is a combination of the special use of Ebonite as a material and the intense and individual hand craftsmanship that goes into every pen. Each and every pen of Astoria is designed and constructed by hand in order to create a unique and individual experience. Even the ink feeders are made from Ebonite in exact detail so that the highest standards of Astoria continued in its tradition.