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 Onoto 300 series with the slip cap. It is made from Black hard rubber with a hallmarked Sterling Silver Overlay.
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 excellent condition, the silver is free of dings and the hallmark is clear.
The 14ct gold nib is in excellent condition and writes beatifully with a Fine line. The pen is suplied in its original box.
Onoto pens are fabulous writing instruments and will give years of faithful service.