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At the beginning of the century the wit and the initiative led Umberto Vecchietti to satisfy his passion for pens, taking advantage from the machinery available at the Mechanical Workshops
of the State Railways of Bologna where he worked.
Here he started manufacturing spare parts for the first fountain pens coming from abroad, before starting the
actual production in the shop-laboratory in via San Giorgio. His wife, Ada Corazza, took over the business after the
death of Mr. Vecchietti in 1922.
The parts were lathed in Italy, in the workshop of Vignola, in the province of Modena, whereas most of the nibs came from the Bologna plants of Rodolfo Verlicchi.
The first ones assembled on the vanishing models - in 14 carats gold – were purchased in Germany.