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Onoto prototypes of the 1950s


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#1 AndyR



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 12:26 PM

For those interested in the history of Onoto, the englishpenbooks.co.uk website has just been updated to include a 'New finds' section that can be accessed directly at




This features a number of pens that were too late to be included in Steve Hull's book 'Onoto the Pen: De La Rue and Onoto Pens 1880-1960'. Probably the most interesting of these are a number of recently discovered Onoto prototype pens of the mid-1950s (additional to those shown on p293 of the book) showing the direction the company's pens may have taken had it not ceased pen manufacture in the UK in 1958.




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I've now included a couple more items that I had initially forgotten on the New Finds page above - one stylo and part of a 1923 leaflet. The page has now been moved from its original location, so I have updated the link above as well. If you are interested, you'll also find some preliminary information on my own work in progress '50 Years of the Dinkie - 1922 to 1972' on the What's New page of the same website.



Edited by AndyR, 27 March 2017 - 11:45 AM.

#2 Hugh



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 03:29 AM

Thanks Andy !!

Hugh Cordingley

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