Thomas De La Rue Ltd began manufacturing the Onoto range in 1905 and they quickly established 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 Onoto 6000 series fountain pen finished in Black Chased Hard Rubber with two solid 18ct gold filled barrel rings.cap.
The plunger filling system, deliciously quirky but extremely efficient, has been fully serviced with a new washer and seals fitted.
The pen itself is in excellent condition, the chased pattern to both cap and barrel is deep and crisp and the imprint is clear and legible.
The 14ct gold nib is in excellent condition and writes beatifully with a Fine Italic line.
Onoto pens are fabulous writing instruments and will give years of faithful service.