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Omas 'Arte Italiana' Milord Piston Filling Fountain Pen in Black Cotton Resin with Gold Trim - Italy c.2000

Omas 'Arte Italiana' Milord Piston Filling Fountain Pen in Black Cotton Resin with Gold Trim - Italy c.2000
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Omas Arte Italiana Milord Piston Filling Fountain Pen in Black Cotton Resin with Gold Trim - c.2000

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Item Ref: HD:OMAS/7513

 
 
 
 
Pen Description
 
The 'Arte Italiana Collection' is a tribute to the original twelve faceted model designed by Armando Simoni in 1930, made with modern materials and finish. The design resembles a twelve sided Doric column, and provides a precise grip to enhance the pleasure of writing. The Arte Italiana Collection is the perfect combination of refinement and practicality. 
 
The Milord fountain pen is made of black cotton resin which has a high gloss finish, combine this with gold filled Greek key cap and barrel bands for a truly amazing and original effect. The clip is embellished with a gold filled roller and the 18 carat gold nib with intricate engraving including the Omas icon are further details which make the Milord unique.

Detail

Screw-on, twelve faceted gloss black cotton resin cap with peaked top. Gold filled pocket clip with gold filled roller. Greek key gold filled cap band with narrow bands above and below. The cap is heat stamped 'OMAS ITALY'.

Twelve faceted barrel and round grip section in gloss black cotton resin. Greek key gold filled band with narrow bands above and below, appear on round grip section above barrel threads. Single narrow gold filled band to rear of barrel. Piston filling mechanism is operated by turning faceted peaked  knob at rear of barrel. The Limited Edition number of 076 / 600 is heat stamped towards rear of barrel.

Pen measures: 5.31 inches (13.5 cms) long with cap attached : 6.5 inches (16.5 cms) with cap posted Cap measures: 0.54 inches (13.75 mm) across widest point of facets. Weight: 16.3 grams, cotton resin being extremely lightweight and durable.
 
Nib and Feed
Omas Milford Fountain Pen

Solid 18 carat gold. Nib is stamped 'OMAS - 18K - 750 - F'. Nib has moderate flex and a very smooth fine writing tip. Ebonite (BHR) ink feeder.
 
Omas Milford Fountain Pen
 
Service and Restoration

Pen has been fully serviced. Screw piston mechanism removed and seal lubricated. Nib and feed assembly removed to check nib alignment. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean de-ionised water.

General Condition

The barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no cracks, hairlines or dents. There are no personalisation. Gold plating is excellent with no signs of ware. Barrel and cap have a high gloss sheen. Piston filling system slides with ease and draws up maximum ink volume. Cap to barrel screw is firm and positive. Overall pen is ready to write and is in very excellent condition. Unfortunately, pen comes without original box and papers. Pen is supplied in bespoke Hepworth Dixon black card box with extended warranty paperwork.
 
Hepworth Comment

The Omas Milord is virtually identical to the Omas Paragon design of the period, the Milord is 5.0 mm shorter than the Paragon, they are often confused. This model is the piston filling version, far more sort after than the twin cartridge filling variant. Other than it's unique and elegant looks, the Milord is also a very light weight writing instrument, weighing in at 16.3 grams, in comparison to the Montblanc 146 which weighs 29.2 grams.
 

 
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