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Omas Gentlemen Piston Filling Fountain Pen in Black Vegetal Resin with Gold Trim - Italy - Early 1980's

Omas Gentlemen Piston Filling Fountain Pen in Black Vegetal Resin with Gold Trim - Italy - Early 1980's
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Omas Gentlemen Twelve Faceted Piston Filling Fountain Pen in Gloss Black Vegetal Resin with Greek Key Cap Band and Gold Filled Cap Clip. 14C semi flex Medium Nib - Italy Early 1980's

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Item Ref: HD:OMAS/8477


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Pen Description
 
OMAS Gentlemen (Gentleman) Black Faceted Vegetal Resin Piston Filling Fountain Pen - New Old Stock near mint Pen, with Superb 14K Semi-Flexible OMAS nib. Italy Early 1980's.
 
Extremely uncommon very early transitional vegetal resin pen. The barrel is marked "Gentlemen" which is correct for a celluloid pen. This pen however is clearly vegetal resin although it is not marked "Gentleman". It does not have the securing pin through the blind cap and does not have the Extra Lucens nib.
 
The "Gentlemen" was OMAS's largest faceted pen and produced in black celluloid during the 1970s and very early 1980s. The Arte Italiana collection in vegetal resin was introduced in the early 1980s and the name was also changed to the "Gentleman". 

The Gentlemen and Gentleman faceted pens were OMAS's largest faceted pens until the introduction of the 557/F Paragon in 1984. 

The Omas Gentleman fountain pen is made of black vegetal resin which has a high gloss finish, combine this with gold filled Greek key cap band for a truly amazing and original effect. The square ended cap clip is also subtly faceted. The 14 carat gold nib with intricate engraving including the Omas icon are further details which make the Gentleman unique.
 

Detail

Screw-on, twelve sided faceted gloss black vegetal resin cap with peaked top. Gold filled flat ended pocket clip. Greek key gold filled cap band with narrow gold bands above and below. 

Twelve sided faceted barrel and round grip section in gloss black vegetal resin. Single narrow gold filled band to rear of barrel separates barrel from piston filling knob. Piston filling mechanism is operated by turning faceted peaked  knob at rear of barrel. The words 'OMAS - GENTLEMEN' are engraved horizontally to the centre of barrel.

Pen measures: 5.79 inches (147 mm) long with cap attached : 6.9 inches (176 mm) with cap posted. Cap measures: 0.54 inches (14.4 mm) across widest point of facets. Weight: 19.5 grams, vegetal resin being extremely lightweight and durable.
 
Nib and Feed

Solid 14K gold in-house OMAS made semi-flexible -  Medium writing tip. Hand cut ebonite feed. Nib is an early version as it does not have the nib grade marked on the shoulder.
 
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Pen has been fully serviced. Screw piston mechanism removed and seal checked and 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. No shrinkage of the resin which is common on early OMAS vegetal resin pens - cap band and cap clip are both secure. Cap to barrel screw thread is firm and positive. We would classify this pen as being ready to write and in very excellent/near mint condition. Cap has original nib sticker and the OMAS presentation box is in undamaged condition. 
 

Hepworth Comment

Flawless near mint condition new old stock pen with pristine springy 14K OMAS semi-flexible nib. The OMAS Gentlemen is a much rarer pen than the Gentleman version. A truly remarkable and highly collectable OMAS piston filling fountain pen.

 
Note:- Vegetal resin is a solid or highly viscous substance of plant origin that is typically convertible into polymers. 
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