Vintage Osmiroid 65, Lever-fill, circa 1955
Nib: Italic Medium Straight
* More nibs available, "Osmiriod 65 nibs" and Esterbrook nibs, sold individually
Excellent pre-owned condition. Light wear only, and no dents or dings.
The humble Osmiroid has a much longer ancestry than most fountain pens. It was made by EH Perry in the factory at Gosport. The company had been founded in 1918 by Edmund Perry, grandson of James Perry, a major figure in the development of practical steel nibs
Thankfully, the original Osmiroid nibs still are available and some retailers still sell them. These nibs also fit Esterbrook J and SJ pens, and some post-war German piston-filler school pens.
Berol Ltd. bought Osmiroid in 1989.Sanford UK has been formed by the
amalgamation of six separate companies. The Sanford product range now includes Parker Pens, Paper Mate, Berol, Waterman, Rotring and Sanford.
Then, Sanford UK was bought by Rubbermaid.