Onoto announced the new streamlined “Mammoth” pen in 1924, priced at 35 shillings, with the slogan “The Big Pen for the Big Man”.
The new Mammoth was available in two sizes, long and short; this Mammoth is the short version, 14cm closed and 18.6cm with the cap posted. Both mpdel s had the same No. 8 Onoto nib and clip with the imprint “PAT 1922”. The model number “1850” is engraved at the end of the plunger knob. The barrel imprint is “ONOTO THE PEN. DE LA RUE Co. Ltd LONDON”.
The big No. 8 nib is a medium oblique point, a smooth writer with nice flex.
CONDITION: excellent, good colour, just a little brassing on the ball of the clip, crisp model number, legible if feint barrel imprint, a couple of tool marks on the plunger nob. The plunger filler has been serviced and the nib is a smooth and expressive writer with nice flex.
PRICE: £475, $625, €530 plus postage:
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USA, Canada, $29
Asia, Australia, NZ: $30
UK Special Delivery: £7.50
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