TMB Onoto Spitfire Fountain Pen

I love items that are beautifully machined, be it engines, watches or pens. With that in mind TMB is proud to be collaborating with leading bespoke pen crafter Onoto on a limited edition fountain pen made using metal (Duralumin) from 1940 Battle of Britain Spitfire “P7350”. A blend of history, form and function, the pens are lovely things which, in keeping with the Spitfire itself, don’t have a straight line on them, and thus incredibly tactile.

It’s a limited edition of just 100 fountain pens, plus a few non-sale overs that will be used for charity etc purposes, such as the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, with whom we are tied in.

More info can be found on Onoto’s website and we hope pens will be ready around mid-October or so.

Bentley Mulliner Number 1 Edition

To help celebrate the centenary of Bentley Motors this year, the truly iconic brand are launching a special limited edition of 100 cars linked to the historic red single-seat Brooklands racer built for Bentley Boy Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin in 1929.

Specialist provenance brand TMB Art Metal were privileged to craft small icons in the shape of the Birkin car’s knock-off wheel spinner, of actual metal – an engine piston – from the historic car, these icons being built into an instrument on the edition’s dashboard. Christopher Bennett of TMB personally collected the old piston from George Daniels, the world-renowned horologist and then owner of the ex-Birkin car, from his house in Hay-on-Wye. This was in 2006, the piston being removed circa 2000, when the car had an engine rebuild commissioned by George.

More information on the Bentley Mulliner Number 1 Edition can be found here

Retiring Chief of the Air Staff RAF

Retiring Chief of the Air Staff RAF, Sir Stephen Hillier KCB CBE DFC ADC MA RAF, was on 25 July 2019 presented with one of TMB’s Hurricane P2725 TM-B sculptures by Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach. We understand Sir Stephen was very taken with the sculpture and certainly the incredible history behind the piece is very fitting for such an esteemed RAF officer.

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