Vintage Onoto De La Rue Gold Plated Fountain Pen & Pencil Set


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Name: Vintage ONOTO Fountain Pen & Pencil Set 
Maker: De La Rue Ltd, London c1930s 
Colour: Gold 'Waverly' Pattern
Material: Gold Plating 
Nib: 14k Gold De La Rue 22 Nib - Fine / Medium
Fountain Pen Filling System: Lever Filler 
Fountain Pen Length: 123mm 
Condition: Serviced, Very Good 

The Story
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.

Here we have a stunning gold plated pen and pencil set. The fountain pen is a lovely writer, with a De La Rue 22 nib, which writes a fine to medium line. The set has been serviced in house, and comes presented in its original ONOTO case with instructions.  

The Nitty-Gritty 
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings. 

Both pen and pencil show signs of wear.

The fountain pen has some plate loss at the foot of the grip section, and a small chip there too. 

Both pen and pencil have marks and wear around their tops (possible teething) see photos. The pencil shows some cosmetic wear on the barrel too. 

Despite these imperfections, both are lovely and shiny examples, fully working, and still have a lovely aesthetic quality. 

Ink Recommendations
Check out wonderful range of Organics Studio vintage inks, specifically designed for use in vintage pens. 

Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 122mm
Length posted: Not recommended
Barrel length inc nib: 114mm
Cap length: 52mm
Barrel diameter: 9mm
Cap diameter: 10mm

Pencil Measurements