Glenn's Pens

Pens of Note

Visconti Corsani


On my 2016 visit to Novelli Pen, I selected the Limited Edition Corsani model of the Visconti Wall Street pen. I selected the pen because of its look and feel in the hand and how it wrote. I did not realize it was especially created for Corsani, a pen store that has been in operation since 1924 -- this was the store's 90th Anniversary (2014) limited edition pen. There were 79 fountain pens and 11 roller ball pens created brining the total pens to 90. I am pleased to have pen Number 75 of this very unique model.

I had actually visited Stiograph Corsani some 35 years ago on one of my first trips to Rome. Now a visit to his store is a regular event on all trips to Rome.

The pen is a combination of precious pearl-grey striped celluloid, the celluloid Visconti used for its iconic line - Wall Street. When Marco showed me this pen, the celluloid really caught my eye. Even my wife Karen supported me on getting this pen! She said it just looked better and better the more you looked at the pen.

It was after I took the pen home that I realized it was made for Corsani and the celebration of its 90th Anniversary makes it all the more special. All 90 pens are gone, and I believe the celluloid itself is no longer available.

The pen has a large round body and cap. It sits nicely in my hand. It is made using the body of the popular Homo Sapiens model.

The pen fills with the Visconti double reservoir power filler system. For some reason I find this filing system a bit of challenge, not to fill, that is easy, but the release of the ink from the second chamber. I am slowly getting used to this. It basically allows draw up the ink into a second reservoir, release with a turn/release actionof the piston.

Writing with the pen is a pleasure as it has the famous Visconti 23kt duo-tone palladium Dream Touch nib. Nibs were created ranging from Extra Fine to Stub, and I have a beautiful Broad nib.

There is a sterling silver ring at the base of the cap engraved: Corsani 1984-2014.


Corsani 90 by Visconit

Corsani 90 by Visconti


OMAS 360

Corsani 90 by Visconti