Spitfire pencil and topper, made of solid pewter. The perfect Southampton gift!
Choose the story you want on the back of the Trivia Tag. See below to read the full stories and choose the one you want. Then drop us an email and we’ll do the rest!
Birthplace: ”Southampton is the birthplace of the Spitfire aircraft, which saved the country during the Battle of Britain in WWII. Devised by R.J. Mitchell, the first Spitfire flew in 1936. Only 12 were initially ordered but more than 22,500 were eventually built.”
Nickname: ”R.J. Mitchell, designer of the famous Spitfire fighter aircraft, wanted it to be called the Shrew or the Scarab. Instead it was named after the daughter of Mitchell’s boss, whose fiery character had earned her the nickname ‘spitfire’.”
Schneider: ”The Schneider trophy air race was the most dangerous sport in history, a speed contest for sea planes held several times in Southampton waters. The trophy was won by Great Britian with RJ Mitchell’s Spitfire breaking the air speed record at 407 miles per hour in 1931.
Read more about the Schneider Trophy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schneider_Trophy
To see the Schneider Trophy and a Spitfire, visit Southampton’s Solent Sky Museum: https://www.solentsky.org/
The barrel of the pencil is printed with : ‘Battle of Britain’. The Trivia Tag is attached with natural Baker’s Twine. Presented in a biodegradable bag / tissue paper with biodegradable sticker.
NOTE: please remember to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your choice of Trivia Tag so we can get your personalised order ready for you!