The Nightingale Pen
The Nightingale Pen is made to commemorate Florence Nightingale, a British social reformer and foundational philosopher of modern nursing.
This distinctive fountain pen in highly polished pearlescent white acrylic is complemented by gold plated sterling silver fittings, available in a limited edition of 200, to mark Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 2020.
The Nightingale Pen is made to commemorate Florence Nightingale, a British social reformer and foundational philosopher of modern nursing. To find out more about Florence Nightingale and her extraordinary life, read our article, The Nightingale Pen: A Tribute to the “Lady with the Lamp”.
In her later life, Nightingale used Onoto pens. We crafted the Nightingale Pen to honour her iconic personality – bold, driven, opinionated, yet caring and kind – and the countless ways in which she improved our lives.
The monochrome, black and white, design of the pen reflects the historic nursing uniforms of the late 1800s and early 1900s. The white mother of pearl glimmers like hope that the “Lady with the Lamp” brought to those suffering. While its translucent effect symbolises purity and for those more philosophically inclined, it represents a collective human worry about our lack of substance.
This pen is based on the style and shape of one of the most famous fountain pens ever made – the Onoto Magna of 1937 which is still acclaimed by many as the best fountain pen ever made – this pen has 3 gold-plated sterling silver cap bands with the gold-plated sterling silver Onoto Chevron clip. Marvel at its perfect balance and how tactile it feels – it is also one of the most robust pens on the market today, thanks to its durable, high-density acrylic composition.
This pen is available in limited edition of 200, to mark Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 2020.
High-density acrylic with gold-plated sterling silver fittings
Onoto size 7 in gold-plated stainless steel
Hallmarked gold-plated sterling silver bands
Button – gold-plated sterling silver with Onoto cipher
Clip – gold-plated sterling silver with Onoto cipher
Gold-plated sterling silver button
Capped (closed): 140mm
Uncapped including nib: 127mm
Posted including nib: 166mm
Barrel diameter: 11 – 13.2mm
Cap diameter: 14 – 15.8mm
Cap length: 67mm
25gms or 32gms
Gold-plated stainless steel or 18ct carat gold
Fine, medium or broad nib as standard
Customised stub, italic or other styles available to order
Converter (provided) or standard European cartridge
Upgrade to Plunger-Filler available
Conversion kit available to order separately
All of our deliveries will be tracked and insured. The delivery charges are based on destinations:
UK under £50 – standard: £4.99 + vat; upgrade to Courier delivery: £9.99+vat
UK over £50 – standard: Free; upgrade to Courier delivery: £9.99+vat
EU - standard: 14.99+vat; upgrade to Courier delivery: £24.99+vat
Rest of World – standard: £19.99 no vat; upgrade to Courier delivery: £29.99 no vat
EU countries include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
Items with standard specifications, i.e. no options are chosen, will normally be dispatched within 2-3 working days. Delivery lead time can be delayed in some circumstances. For example if you have requested personalisation of your order such as engraving or change of fittings.
If for any reason we are unable to meet our delivery commitments, we will contact you with a revised estimated delivery date or offer you the option to cancel or select other goods.