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 earlier clipless style Onoto 6000 series fountain pen finished in Black Chased Hard Rubber with gold filled rings around the barrel top and cap. The plunger filling system, deliciously quirky but extremely efficient, has been fully serviced with a new washer and cork seals fitted.
The pen itself is in good condition, the chased pattern on the barrel is worn but still visible and the imprint is clear and legible.
The 14ct gold nib is in excellent condition and writes beatifully with a Fine line. The nib has a lovely flex to it which gives a nice shape to your handwriting.
Onoto pens are fabulous writing instruments and will give years of faithful service.