During the mid 1930s a new method for the production of beautifully patterned pens made in celluloid material was in the early stages of developement. By 1937 the Thomas De La Rue Company launched their new series of fountain pens made in relatively transparent cellulose material created by a laminating process of bonding togeather opaque and transparent plastic producing a varied range of attractive patterns, these Mesh sometimes called Candy Stripe finish pens were very popular and were all the rage.
De La Rue also made to order a range of proprietary fountain pens such as the Chatsworth and the Empire pens, on these models the De La Rue logo and standard engraving was omitted. This Savoy pen in a mesh pattern finish was probably one of the custom made models. Ink filling is by side lever method. A new rubber ink sac has been fitted. The 14 carat gold warranted nib is a medium point size.