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Aurora 88 Large Series Fountain Pen in Black Resin - Piston Fill - Italy 1990's

Aurora 88 Large Series Fountain Pen in Black Resin - Piston Fill - Italy 1990's
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Aurora 88 Large

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Item Ref: HD:A88/5527

Pen Description

Aurora 88 large Series Fountain Pen. Gloss black resin body and cap with gold trim. Piston filling with unique ink reserve system. Manufactured in Italy mid 1990s.  Pen is supplied in original presentation case with papers.

Black resin screw on/off cap. Distinctive ball end style clip secured by black domed top stud. Raised profile gold filled lip band, engraved in centre with Aurora, black filled. Two additional black filled grooves above and below name. Cap may be posted on rear of barrel for writing comfort and balance.

Black resin barrel with smooth taper profile. Clear ink view window with gold filled bands either side. Gold filled ring to rear. Knob at rear of barrel operates piston filling mechanism. Black resin section with raised finger grip lip.

Pen measures 5.3/8 inches (13.5 cms) long with cap attached. Cap diameter: 15.5 mm at widest point. Weight: 21.5 grams.

Nib and feed
Solid 14 carat gold nib. Engraved with intricate scrollwork and 14K. Nib writing tip is fine, very smooth with a hint of flex. Ebonite round ink feed.


No restoration work required. Pen has been fully serviced, disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned. Piston mechanism lightly lubricated. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean water.

General Condition

Pen barrel and cap are free from scratches, with no dents or personalisation's. Gold plating has no visible signs of ware. Overall we would classify this pen as being in very excellent condition. Pen comes in original black velvet presentation case with guarantee card and operating instructions, also the original black card outer sleeve.. 

Hepworth Comment

With a design dating back to the 1950's, the Aurora 88 was the first pen to be exhibited at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan. This large size piston filling fountain pen features Aurora's unique ink reserve system, allowing that extra page to be written, after the main ink chamber is visibly empty. 
Aurora 88 Large Series Fountain Pen

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