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 mint example of the Onoto 6235 fountain pen made from Black Celluloid and finished with gold filled trim. The cap and barrel are finished in a chased wavy line pattern which is crisp and clean. The cap has multiple plated rings, all in good condition. The inscription on the barrel is as clear as it was when it left the factory 80 years ago. I doubt that you will see an Onoto in better condition than this one.
To top it off ithe pen is fitted with the most amazing Fine Italic nib which has a lovely flex to it.
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!!!!
We are very lucky here at Vintage Fountain Pens Ltd as we are able to continue to run the business from home. However we are taking every precaution to ensure that we all remain safe, all envelopes are new and come from sealed packaging, all pens and accessories are kept in sealed cupboards until required and all work areas are disinfected on a daily basis. We are still taking in repairs and, as long as the Post Office is open, we are able to turn them round very quickly. Let us hope that we get on top of this virus very quickly and we can all get back to normal. Thank you for your continued support.