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Aurora International, The Perfect Mix


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#1 sanpei

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 14:18

I love Aurora International,
looks like to be an intentional mix of two of most stunning pens of golden era,
results not bad al all for me.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 14:23

Nice shots...and oh yeah...NICE pens!

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 15:38

Very nice pens! You're right: it clearly appears that the International is a mix of a couple of the most stylish and beautiful pens of the era. I'm curious about the filling mechanism on the Aurora International. Is it a piston filler? Could you tell us a bit more about the history of this model, the colors it was issued in, etc.?

As always, great photos of your pens from what must be a fabulous collection! Thank you for posting these!

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 15:58

Love the one with the big swirls of gold [left pen in top most shot].

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 16:35

Thanks to everyone for comments, even backchannel ones,
will place a short history of Aurora International next days perhaps tomorrow,
now I'm preparing a dinner for a friend that comes from Florida,
is a FPN member too, so if him want will place some images of our meeting later.

As asked by PM I'm adding descriptions of pens in picture, from L to R:

Waterman Patrician turquoise 1929
Aurora International 60 lapis blue 1930
Wahl Eversharp personal point deco band lazulitic blue 1929

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 16:45

Enjoy your dinner Paolo. Thank you for those nice pictures and interesting point of view.
One question: isn't strange that this Aurora has an English name? Considering the period and how Aurora was "aligned" to exploit the market benefit of the regime.

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#7 sanpei

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 16:50

QUOTE (diplomat @ Apr 18 2009, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One question: isn't strange that this Aurora has an English name? Considering the period and how Aurora was "aligned" to exploit the market benefit of the regime.

Thanks,


Anwer to this question tomorrow,
there was a commercial reason for the model name...

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 17:55

Beautiful pens sanpei!

QUOTE (sanpei @ Apr 18 2009, 06:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (diplomat @ Apr 18 2009, 06:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
One question: isn't strange that this Aurora has an English name? Considering the period and how Aurora was "aligned" to exploit the market benefit of the regime.


Anwer to this question tomorrow,
there was a commercial reason for the model name...
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I can't wait for the official answer.

I was thinking that if they called it the "Internazionale", might have confused people that a company based in Torino was throwing its support behind Inter and rather than La Vecchia Signora (the Old Lady). smile.gif

A blue pen like yours called the "Internazionale", no Juve fan would dare touch it.

Edited by eric47, 18 April 2009 - 18:00.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 18:06

QUOTE (Ghost Plane @ Apr 18 2009, 08:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Love the one with the big swirls of gold [left pen in top most shot].

I'm pretty sure that's a Waterman Patrician (and the other is a Wahl Eversharp).

Not really a vintage person, but the Patrician turquoise celluloid is one of the grails of vintage. It's a stunning celluloid in person; the Visconti Titanic celluloid isn't as pretty, but it is very very nice and definitely an homage to the Patrician.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 19:48

QUOTE (eric47 @ Apr 18 2009, 07:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was thinking that if they called it the "Internazionale", might have confused people that a company based in Torino was throwing its support behind Inter and rather than La Vecchia Signora (the Old Lady). smile.gif

A blue pen like yours called the "Internazionale", no Juve fan would dare touch it.


lol... at the times Inter was know as "Ambrosiana Inter".

I'm from always a Juve supporter, but I am afraid people from Torino tend to be losers ehm, sorry, supporters of the Torino FC.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 21:55

QUOTE (diplomat @ Apr 18 2009, 09:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm from always a Juve supporter, but I am afraid people from Torino tend to be losers ehm, sorry, supporters of the Torino FC.


diplo,

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Edited by sanpei, 19 April 2009 - 09:38.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 16:35

Ops. Gaffe?
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Anyway, I am a totally corruptible guy: if you want me to change team you know what you have to do biggrin.gif

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 16:48

QUOTE (dannyboy @ Apr 18 2009, 05:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm curious about the filling mechanism on the Aurora International. Is it a piston filler?

It has the same filling system as the Aurora Novum: a lever fitted at the back of the pen.
Quoted from Letizia Jacopini's book:
"The new system was still based on a rubber sac and a metal pressure bar, but the system meant that the clutter of the lever could be removed from the barrel, while also dispensing with the awkward and easily lost blind end cap found on button fillers."

Paolo: really nice pens! puddle.gif
(see, I'm studying...)

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 16:57

Short Aurora International review as promised,

Why International?
Because was created for International markets, easy biggrin.gif

Model was launched for 1930'S Christmas in France,
some ADs can be found on the magazine L'illustration francaise,
Aurora pens sold with Edacoto pencils, this set was called Le Duo Moderne,
examples for french marked were marked AurorA Systeme Bte SGDG on barrel
and fitted with 18K gold nibs.






For english and german market, usual 14K nib but imprint was Aurora Fountain Pen




Six colors available for international markets,
(other colors were added for italian market, will talk about next time)
black 'N pearl,
green gold yellow
blue gold yellow
lapis blue
blue gray black
jet black




Four sizes available,
25, Lady with clip or ringtop
30, Junior
45 Senior stub
50 Senior oversize




Two different deco bands were used




Bottom lever filling system,
the same that will became famous from 1931 to 1943 with Novum models




That's it for today.

Thanks to Niko and Marco for gave me the posiibility to use some of their pens,
and thanks to everyone still read my posts... tongue.gif

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Edited by sanpei, 19 April 2009 - 16:59.

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 23:42

Whoa! yikes.gif puddle.gif yikes.gif puddle.gif yikes.gif

Amazing and fantastic show of Aurora International variants and colors!
Paolo, I wish I had just a hundredth of your collection, crybaby.gif I would be a happy camper!

notworthy1.gif Actually these Aurora threads are getting better than any book you could buy. notworthy1.gif

Questions:
Do you know what "Systeme B.te S.G.D.G." means? Copyrighted System what? Is it something in french for Automatic Side-Flexing Filling system?

I've never seen the alternative deco band design. notworthy1.gif
Are the deco bands hand chiselled or machined?

Keep them coming.
We love them.
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Edited by zabo, 20 April 2009 - 00:02.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 14:56

Right!--these threads just get better and better, Paolo!! Thanks for giving us the history of this model and for showing those fabulous examples. That green, gold and yellow color combination is a stunning choice. I don't think I've ever seen another pen with that color scheme--was that unique to Aurora or do you know of any other companies that used it? I do hope someday in the not too far distant future you'll take these histories and photographs you've presented on FPN and turn them into a book! We who love and collect Auroras need your knowledge captured in book form. Thank you so much for all these details!!!!

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 14:58

one of the most beautiful pens ever made!!!
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