De la Rue Onoto “Short Mammoth” in BCHR with slip cap, nickel plated clip and No. 8 fine oblique nib, c1920.
There is a very feint impression of the model number on the plunger knob, which appears to be “1800” or possibly “1850”. The barrel imprint is clear: “ONOTO THE PEN. DE LA RUE & Co Ltd LONDON”. The nickel plated clip has the imprint “PAT 1929” which would date the pen to about 1930.
The nib has the imprint “De La Rue Onoto 14k London 8” and is a fine oblique point, quite firm.
The pen is 14cm closed and 18.5cm with the cap posted (the cap posts rather loosely.)
CONDITION: excellent: the colour and chasing are in excellent condition, the nickel clip has no brassing, the plunger filler has been serviced and the oblique nib has plentiful tipping and writes smoothly.
PRICE: £430, $560, €475 plus postage:
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