Thomas De La Rue Ltd began manufacturing the Onoto range in 1905 and they quickly eastablished themselves in an already densely populated marketplace. The pens were successful because of the excellent quality of the materials used and the superior design of the filling system. Onoto pens were as good, if not better, than all their contemporaries including Parker, Watermans and Conway Stewart.
This is a superb example of the Onoto's "Everybody's Pen" finished in Black Hard rubber with a chased pattern. It is a lever filler and it is in full working order.
The pen is in very good condition, the chased pattern is crisp and the imprint is deep and clear. The pen has only very minor marks and scratches commensurate with light use.
The 14ct gold nib is in excellent condition and writes beatifully with a Medium line. The nib has a nice flex which is lovely to write with.
Onoto pens are fabulous writing instruments and will give years of faithful service.