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#1 rhr2010

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 16:52

Hello,
I just received by mail an Aurora Selene, that appears in good condition, but I need to take it apart to fix the filling system. This is the first Selene for me. Is it a regular button filler, or should I be aware of something special about it? I am planning to take apart the section, install a new sac, but what is expecting me? Any complicated mechanics in there?
By the way, was "Platiridio" really a mix of platinum and iridium or a glorified name that helped Aurora to sell steel nibs?
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 18:04

Hello,
I just received by mail an Aurora Selene, that appears in good condition, but I need to take it apart to fix the filling system. This is the first Selene for me. Is it a regular button filler, or should I be aware of something special about it? I am planning to take apart the section, install a new sac, but what is expecting me? Any complicated mechanics in there?
By the way, was "Platiridio" really a mix of platinum and iridium or a glorified name that helped Aurora to sell steel nibs?
Thanks!


there are three models of Aurora Selene,
regular button filler made in two sizes:

Sr with #5 Platiridio nib
Lady with small no numbered Platiridio nib

piston filler, medium size only,
aluminium trims #3 platiridio nib
gold filled trims, #3 gold nib

Lever filler, faceted shape, two sizes
medium with #3 platiridio nib
Sr with #5 Platiridio nib

Platiridio was just a commercial name, no platinum but iridium point of course.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 18:13

Thank you Paolo, I think my pen is a Selene Senior with #5 Platiridio nib, regular button filler, aluminum trim.
I guess it will be easy to bring back to life then.
I could check on a book, but I do not have one handy now. When was made the Selene? 50s?
So Platiridio nibs are just steel nibs with iridium point. Interesting. I have a Pelikan 100 war time with Palladium (Pd) nib, I was wondering if somebody used Platinum in nibs.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 18:21

Thank you Paolo, I think my pen is a Selene Senior with #5 Platiridio nib, regular button filler, aluminum trim.
I guess it will be easy to bring back to life then.
I could check on a book, but I do not have one handy now. When was made the Selene? 50s?
So Platiridio nibs are just steel nibs with iridium point. Interesting. I have a Pelikan 100 war time with Palladium (Pd) nib, I was wondering if somebody used Platinum in nibs.
Thanks!
Federico


Easy to service as any button filler pen don't worry,
Selene were made from 1939 to 1943, but maybe sold until the end of stocks up to late forties.
Platiridio nibs are pretty usables, some are as flex as gold.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 01:38

I was wondering if somebody used Platinum in nibs.


The Visconti Empire Platinum supposedly had a solid platinum nib. Though I've seen them for sale with 18K nibs, suggesting that Visconti switched nibs partway through the production run.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 11:40

Lever filler, faceted shape, two sizes
medium with #3 platiridio nib
Sr with #5 Platiridio nib

Faceted Lever filler ?
I didn't know about this one. Is this a later series or the same of the first one with button ?

I found some references about three different type of cap band (three ring with a langer central one, three thin rings, two rings in the later version) but still for round ones.

So I'd like to know more...

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 16:14

Ciao Simone, here are two faceted Aurora Selene in medium size, marked on section as usual on faceted models.
(You can use pix if need them of course, no necessary to ask.)

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 18:37

Ciao Simone, here are two faceted Aurora Selene in medium size, marked on section as usual on faceted models.
(You can use pix if need them of course, no necessary to ask.)

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Wow, beautiful pens!

I like faceted pens anyway. They seems to have the cap with two band, that should be the same of the piston filler.

Anyway thanks for the photos, I put everything in the wiki (http://www.fountainpen.it/Selene). Thanks to you and Ambros that page has a good overview of models.

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