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#1 yizat

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 16:33

Hi guys - I recently found this pen I had forgotten about in a drawer... not sure what it is, but it cleaned up great and it writes pretty well - so I figured I could keep it as a backup at least.

It was sent to me (1994-ish) by a girlfriend who was in Florence Italy for a year. I'm pretty sure it's a cheapy, department store pen, but I was just curious if anyone had seen one like it before. There are no markings on the nib or the clip... so not much to go on unless maybe you happen to have one?

Thanks!

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#2 jar

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 17:14

Looks like it could be one of the Aurora pens, maybe a Marco Polo.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 23:14

If it is like the Hastil and the Kona, it will not take a standard converter, but you will need s "trik-trak-Converter" (special narrowsized squeeze converter) Available in specialist stores.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 00:15

Sorry. No clue. It looks to be a generic school pen of
the time. Good news is that soaking and flushing (patiently)
will likely clean the section and feed thoroughly. If the
cartridge fits, you can use it for quite a while.

DON'T SQUEEZE IT ! Flush it with a syringe. Blow dry.
Re-ink. Enjoy it.

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#5 yizat

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:46

Hey Jar - I think you might be right. http://www.hepworthd...marco_polo.html

There are no markings tho' (no Italy on clip, no Aurora on cap) so I suspect it could be a knockoff.
Do you know if Aurora ever produced sans logo?

Here's another http://www.iguanasel...plated-new.aspx
Has none of those markings.

It's not bad tho' I will clean it up and use it regardless.

Thanks all!

-B

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:10

Hey Jar - I think you might be right. http://www.hepworthd...marco_polo.html

There are no markings tho' (no Italy on clip, no Aurora on cap) so I suspect it could be a knockoff.
Do you know if Aurora ever produced sans logo?

Here's another http://www.iguanasel...plated-new.aspx
Has none of those markings.

It's not bad tho' I will clean it up and use it regardless.

Thanks all!

-B


Look at the cartridge (and keep it) and see if it is the same neck diameter as the Parker cartridges.

How pierceful grows the hazy yon! How myrtle petaled thou! For spring hath sprung the cyclotron - How high browse thou, brown cow? -- Churchy LaFemme, 1950

Anyone so limited that they can only spell a word one way suffers a severe handicap. -- jar

The last pen I bought will be the next to last pen I ever buy! --jar