ON119 Onoto The Pen, No. 5601/87 (Soft Fine)

ON119 Onoto The Pen, No. 5601/87 (Soft Fine)
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Product Code: VINT_ON119
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ON119 Onoto The Pen, No. 5601/87 (Soft Fine)

Date: c1930s

Size: Capped - 5 3/8 inches; posted - 7 1/8 inches.

This lovely long and slim pre-war Onoto pen is not in the best cosmetic condition, but it works well and has a nice sweet nib.  The barrel and cap are made from glossy chased celluloid.  The chasing, which is in the form of the ever-popular barleycorn pattern, is somewhat faded nut still noticeable.   The section, barrel end blind cap, and cap top button are all made from black hard rubber, and do show signs of the usual colour fading.  The most noticeable damage on this pen, though, is with the cap bands.  There are three bands at the cap lip; two narrow bands flanking a wider band.   At the cap top there are also three bands; again, two narrow bands flanking a wider central band.  Three of the narrow bands are somewhat loose, and have brassing to the gold fill.  The central bands are much more firmly attached.  The pocket clip has the TDLR cypher at the shoulder and the chevron decoration down the stem.  The barrel end blind cap has the model number imprinted around the rear edge.  The barrel has a larger and clear imprint to the side.  The nib is an Onoto No. 3/ST, made from 14 carat gold, and in a fine point.

I have fully serviced this pen.  The plunger filler works well, filling the pen with a single stroke as it should.  The nib has a little softness and will provide for a tiny bit of line width variation as you write.   

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