Wednesday, 23 May 2012

My Onoto Pen

Amongst the many and various pens I possess, one of my favourites is the Onoto. I think it dates from the 1930s. It belonged to my father.

 It writes beautifully. It has an unusual plunger filling system which I've had repaired in 2003, by sending it to two pen specialists.

I have a Mont Blanc Meisterstuck 149 fountain pen and ball-point; but my lovely, little Onoto has a special place in my heart. There's an image of it here.

First published in 2008.


Anonymous said...

I'm very jealous! I've had my eye on a Mont Blanc for a long time.

Enjoying your blog.

Timothy Belmont said...

I'd love the little miniature Mozart pen to add to the collection; still, if I can get the Onoto fixed watch this space!

Thanks for the kind words about the blog by the way.


Anonymous said...

You might be interested in a recent novel by the Belfast poet and director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queens, Ciaran Carson. 'The Pen Friend' revolves around a collection of antique fountain pens, including an Onoto, and a mysterious exchange of post cards.