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 an excellent example of the Onoto "The Pen" fountain pen made from Black Celluloid and finished with gold filled trim. The cap is finished in a chased wavy line pattern which is crisp and clean. The barrel is fitted with a solid 9ct gold overlay which is in perfect condition with no dings.
The barrel is fully hallmarked and has the initial "CB 1939" engrave upon it.
To top it off ithe pen is fitted with a lovely Broad Semi Flex nib.
The plunger filling system, deliciously quirky but extremely efficient, has been fully serviced with a new washer and seals fitted.
Onoto pens are fabulous writing instruments and will give years of faithful service. This is a very special pen in beautiful condition, I don't really want to sell it!!!!