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Onoto De La Rue, Model?


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Hello,

 

I would like to ask the members if someone among the Onoto experts can help me to identify this model. It is a great writer and I would like to know more about its history. (It is written on the barrel: Patent Self filling)

 

Thank you,

 

F.

 

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The model is basically a 2000 with the addition of a couple of bands.

 

It is around 105 years old - perhaps a little less since the hallmark on the clip appears to suggest 1916

 

Cob

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Thank You Cob,

 

It is a really old guy, but it writes wonderfully. It leaks sometimes, but it is very nice for daily use. Do you think the bands were added in this particular pen or there is a model such as this one produced by Onoto?

 

Regards,

 

F.

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Strictly speaking I should have referred to your pen as a O type. The longer ones were N types. The Os were suitable for the military as they fitted discreetly into a uniform pocket. I have acquired the habit of referring to early Onotos as either 1000s (Long) or 2000s (short. I suspect that these designations were added later.

 

As for the golden bands, Onoto offered an enormous range of different finishes from plain black, through banded and full overlays in silver and gold. I do not believe that there were individual numbers - there may have been model codes but I have no idea what they were.

 

Here's my sterling silver overlay Onoto.

 

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As for the leaks where are they coming from. The Onoto was advertised as the pen that doesn't leak!

 

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Cob

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Strictly speaking I should have referred to your pen as a O type. The longer ones were N types. The Os were suitable for the military as they fitted discreetly into a uniform pocket. I have acquired the habit of referring to early Onotos as either 1000s (Long) or 2000s (short. I suspect that these designations were added later.

 

As for the golden bands, Onoto offered an enormous range of different finishes from plain black, through banded and full overlays in silver and gold. I do not believe that there were individual numbers - there may have been model codes but I have no idea what they were.

 

Here's my sterling silver overlay Onoto.

 

fpn_1550942635__silver.jpg

 

As for the leaks where are they coming from. The Onoto was advertised as the pen that doesn't leak!

 

Best

 

Cob

This is a lovely pen. beautiful writing .. Cob!!

Very elegant and lovely writer.

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