Constructed in engine turned hard rubber this classic, English made fountain pen probably dates from the 1920/30s.
It has a 14Ct. De La Rue nib but no identifying stamp on the pen body. The style and dimensions of the pen are very similar to the contemporary de La Rue.
The hard rubber shows no discolouration and has a good surface with normal wear to the chasing. With a posted length of 17cm. it is an extremely long and elegant pen, it is shown alongside a Parker 51, itself a good sized pen.
The pen has been conservatively restored, the photograph, just prior to reassembly, shows that a complete untrimmed ink sac fits into the barrel comfortably giving a very large ink capacity. This, along with the light weight of the pen, was very important at the time when a fountain pen was designed for extended periods of use. The 14 Ct. Gold de La Rue nib has a delightful flex giving good line variation.
To paraphrase Nancy Sinatra 'These pens were made for writin'.'