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Omas Ogiva Extra 557-S Piston Filled Fountain Pen in Black with gold 'Greek Key' Trim. Italy c.1980's

Omas Ogiva Extra 557-S Piston Filled Fountain Pen in Black with gold 'Greek Key' Trim. Italy c.1980's
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Omas Ogiva Extra 557-S Arte Italiana Piston Filled Fountain Pen in Black Acrylic with Gold 'Greek Key' Trim. Made in Italy c.1980's.

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Item Ref: HD:OMAS/7877

 Omas Ogiva Vintage Fountain pen
Pen Description
Omas Ogiva Extra 557-S Piston Filled Fountain Pen in Black Acrylic Resin with Gold 'Greek Key' Trim, from the Collezione Arte Italiana. Made in Italy c.1980's. Originally designed by Armando Simoni back in 1930, made with modern materials and finish. The Omas Extra is the perfect combination of refinement and practicality. 
The Ogiva Extra fountain pen has a round torpedo shaped profile, it has a screw on cap and is made of black acrylic resin which has a high gloss finish. Combine this with gold filled Greek key cap and section bands for a truly amazing and original effect. The 14 carat gold nib with intricate engraving including the Omas icon are further details which make the Ogiva unique.
Nib and Feed

Solid 14 carat gold. Nib is stamped 'OMAS - 14K - 585 - F'. Nib has moderate flex and a very smooth fine writing tip. Ebonite (BHR) ink feeder.
Omas Ogiva Vintage Fountain pen
Measurements and Specifications
Closed Length: 5.78" (147 mm)
Posted Length: 6.80" (173 mm)
Barrel Length (including Nib and Section): 5.06" (128.6 mm)
Cap Length: 2.76" (70.1 mm)
Cap Diameter: 0.58" (14.8 mm)
Nib: 14K Gold - Fine Writing Tip
Filling System: Integral piston
Cap Type: Screw On (designed to be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 20.2 g
Serial Number: Not Applicable

Omas Ogiva Vintage 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 age related 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. Lower cap band ring is slightly loose in its location groove, but does not rotate. Overall pen is ready to write and is in excellent condition. Pen comes with original Omas black velvet covered case and white outer box, with papers.

Hepworth Comment

Produced when OMAS were arguably in their prime, the Ogiva Extra is a very fine piston filler, offering a lovely springy and responsive fine nib, and a very comfortable feel in the hand. It is the classic cigar or torpedo shape, a full sized fountain pen with a girth akin to the MontBlanc 146 Le Grand. It is piston filled, with a large ink capacity.


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