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How Many Onotos Do You Own

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#41 praxim

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 22:59

I realise that since opening the thread I have moved from low F firmly into the G range. Unlike earlier purchases, some of the new ones were bought expecting to resell them after repair, targetting unrestored pens. Some of those repaired pens may displace existing ones rather than being sold themselves, offering a different colour, difference in age, or length of section.
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Posted 23 November 2018 - 21:30

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 22:08

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The connotations are classy. :)

 

Vintage or modern? Or simply, which one?


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Posted 24 November 2018 - 07:06

Such a great brand. Only have two. One is a 1948 green marble 5601 piston filler with #3 stenographer's nib. The other is a spectacularly beautiful 1948 De La Rue transition pen lever filler with a *very* fine (and exquisitely smooth) accountant's nib. Bot pens are gems. They're in regular use.

#45 david6

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:07

just one of the new collections. the charles dickens series in the chuzzlewit finish.


Lovely pen - just wish they hadnt called it the chuzzelewit!

Edited by david6, 25 November 2018 - 06:08.


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Posted 25 November 2018 - 06:11

Okay, here goes my first attempt to post images here!
 
fpn_1519571800__onoto_mammoth_1.jpg
 


fpn_1519571825__onoto_mammoth_2.jpg

 
fpn_1519571853__onoto_mammoth_3.jpg
 
Edit: I had forgotten how limited these were. I have No. 11/25  :happyberet:

Nice photos and a superb pen. Love that No 8 nib!

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 12:49

Okay, here goes my first attempt to post images here!

 

fpn_1519571800__onoto_mammoth_1.jpg

 

fpn_1519571825__onoto_mammoth_2.jpg

 

fpn_1519571853__onoto_mammoth_3.jpg

 

Edit: I had forgotten how limited these were. I have No. 11/25  :happyberet:

 

Amazing. 11/25? That is definitely a LE!

Congratulations, what a nib.

 

What's the story behind the white plunger knob? Are they all like that, or is that a special request (eg)?

It seems an odd choice on a pen which has typically understated aesthetics.

 

But, it's a wonderful pen. Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 25 November 2018 - 13:52

Hi
It is rewarding to see a Mammoth pen on FPN. You must be proud to own this limited edition pen which i had the honour to design and manufacture for the Onoto company.
In answer to why it has a white plunger knob, it is made from genuine and verified Mammoth ivory which was sourced from Russia at great expense. The ivory in this case is not CITES protected as the source is now extinct.
Do you use the plunger pen, or do you keep it safe and sound?

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Posted 25 November 2018 - 16:08

Gosh! Genuine mammoth ivory. Now, it makes sense.

 

Thanks for clarification - and congratulations on your work. It's beautiful.

 

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 07:39

Hi
It is rewarding to see a Mammoth pen on FPN. You must be proud to own this limited edition pen which i had the honour to design and manufacture for the Onoto company.
In answer to why it has a white plunger knob, it is made from genuine and verified Mammoth ivory which was sourced from Russia at great expense. The ivory in this case is not CITES protected as the source is now extinct.
Do you use the plunger pen, or do you keep it safe and sound?

 

 

That's extraordinary. Thanks for sharing!



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 19:16

 

The connotations are classy. :)

 

Vintage or modern? Or simply, which one?

Vintage of course !

 

 

Says  Onoto The Pen

De Larue London

No. 14

 

Nib marked

 

DELARUE

ONOTO

14C

LONDON

   22

 

 It is slightly less than 5 inches , roughly the size of a Montblanc Monte Rosa and is a coppery bronze marble with gold trim and a dark brown cone shaped finial on the cap and short rounded one on the end of the barrel. The lever is tiny !  Sorry but I have no ability to post a picture of it as I do not take even decent pictures .

 

Eddie


Edited by EdwardSouthgate, 01 December 2018 - 17:50.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 20:40

Appears to be 1950. Does it have two gold bands on the cap? I have a a couple of examples of those tiny Onoto levers. They are fun to lift, aren't they. ;)

 

We are happy to see any photo that manages to focus, like from a phone.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 17:49

Appears to be 1950. Does it have two gold bands on the cap? I have a a couple of examples of those tiny Onoto levers. They are fun to lift, aren't they. ;)

 

We are happy to see any photo that manages to focus, like from a phone.

 

I'll try but no guarantees . Every digital picture I try to take ( up Close anyway ) shows the subject fuzzy looking and the background looks like something in a pro photo . My phone does only a little better last time I tried using it but it is 6 years old so I do not expect much from it anyway.



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 10:34

B.



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 03:41

Bought another so I guess that makes me a B . I posted it in it's own post.It's a Marbled 19 plunger filler . Should be here middle of the week .


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Posted 24 December 2018 - 23:00

I had not seen this thread although it has been there for some time...  I guess I am H. since I have 42 Onoto in my collection, mostly vintage...

I love Plunger fillers but some are ED, LF and PF... I need more time for images but I will add some in the next days.







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