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The Aurora 88 Dynasty


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#21 zabo

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 17:13

QUOTE (rroossinck @ Jun 12 2009, 05:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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QUOTE (rroossinck @ Jun 12 2009, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll talk with some of the other Mods/Admin folks and see if we can't pin this one. smile.gif

I'd prefer a pinned topic of topics, where there are references to all the technical and historical topics about italian pens, subdivided by brand...


Such things already exist, but they used binding machines instead of pins to put 'em together! smile.gif (I'm talking about Leti's two volumes of books that I keep lusting over.) smile.gif

Zabo, I would love to see this, too, but frankly, unless some of you Italian kids put your heads together and start writing, I'm sorry to say that most of us Yanks won't be of much help! We can't find Italian stuff over here (at least nothing from the pre/post-war eras). sad.gif

But I'm talking about creating a pinned list of links to already written topics.
Like this one for the 88, like the one on the Hastil, etc...
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#22 Ghost Writer

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 15:22

I've always loved the vintage Aurora 88 pens and reading your anthology was a treat and very informative. Thank you.

#23 Blade Runner

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 17:32

88 fan here (modern and vintage) who adds his thanks! thumbup.gif


#24 Blade Runner

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 23:13

Perhaps you could include the Archivi Storic 022? It looks like the 88P to me.

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:06

QUOTE (jeen @ Jun 14 2009, 01:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Perhaps you could include the Archivi Storic 022? It looks like the 88P to me.


Thank you Jeen, actually I mentioned the 022 Archivi Storici model inside the 88P section. The other (the vast majority) Archivi Storici pens I think they are based on the International model (or, alternatively on the cart 98). But I don't have enough information to create a separate section for them.

Cheers for your feedback!

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 18:38

Thanks for this great work Diplo,

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#27 rroossinck

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 16:29

Were all of the 88 variations gold-nibbed pens? The DuoCart, for instance...being that it was designed as a student's pen, did it have a gold nib or a gold-plated nib?

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 17:12

QUOTE (rroossinck @ Jun 19 2009, 06:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Were all of the 88 variations gold-nibbed pens? The DuoCart, for instance...being that it was designed as a student's pen, did it have a gold nib or a gold-plated nib?

Yes!
All had 585 gold nibs and all nibs can be removed by pulling (somewhat like a Lamy Safari) and are interchangeable between the whole series (88, 88K, DuoCart, 888, 88P, 888P, 98, International). Don't know about the Firma...
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Posted 21 June 2009 - 07:12

QUOTE (zabo @ Jun 19 2009, 07:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rroossinck @ Jun 19 2009, 06:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Were all of the 88 variations gold-nibbed pens? The DuoCart, for instance...being that it was designed as a student's pen, did it have a gold nib or a gold-plated nib?

Yes!
All had 585 gold nibs and all nibs can be removed by pulling (somewhat like a Lamy Safari) and are interchangeable between the whole series (88, 88K, DuoCart, 888, 88P, 888P, 98, International). Don't know about the Firma...


Zabo's right: I pulled out my Duo-Cart nib today and there is the hallmark "585". I supposed it was GP SS before... I suppose the Firma has the same nib unit because the section is the same.

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Posted 01 July 2009 - 02:38

Thanks very much, Andrea. This is exactly the information I had been looking for about the 88 series.

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 15:56

Great work. I have four vintage 88 without much info, this article fills the gap.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 14:11

Impressive article! Thank you so much for putting this together. I join in the choir for pinning this gem - this is too useful to get lost in the flood of posts!
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Posted 19 July 2009 - 14:16

Diplo:

This is a great article!! Excellent job. thumbup.gif Thanks for all the hard work and research that I am sure went into this.

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#34 TheNibsmith

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 15:08

Awesome article. I've referenced it several times.

Why isn't this pinned yet?

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 17:57

Just did and I'm closing.
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