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. There is a small inscription "Kingley" on the cartouche opposite the manufacturers mark which is" ONOTO THE PEN, DeLaRue Co.Ltd. London."
The pen is fitted with a lovely Fine No.5 nib which writes beautifully.
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, it is one of those that I don't really want to sell!