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#1 hwyblues2

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 17:49

Hello:

 

I recently acquired several lots of fountain pens as part of an online auction (over 50 :) ).  One of the pens is an Aurora Ferrari Formula Fountain pen.  I am interested in obtaining a converter for this pen; and also in getting a few cartridges as well.  Anybody know what works in this pen?

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#2 Bo Bo Olson

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 19:19

Cartridges are regular international I think.


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:24

Hello:  I was able to find a couple of pictures of the cartridges:  Can someone confirm the type?

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#4 corgicoupe

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 02:33

I bought an Aurora Ipsilon at the Atlanta pen show, says converter. I found that a Parker converter fit perfectly, so a Parker cartridge will probably also work.

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 06:17

Old aurora used parker style cartridges.

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 16:21

The pen looks very similar to an Aurora Hastil. For the Hastil it is not easy today to find converters because the regular Aurora one (similar to Parker or Lamy) won't fit because of the pen's diameter. But there is a special slim converter available for the Hastil, please search FPN, it might be expensive.

For the cartridges, I'd recommend to try both Parker and Lamy. They should fit on the nipple side but the diameter might be too big. It's worth a try.

 

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#7 Jerome Tarshis

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 17:43

If you want to use an Aurora converter, the one that fits the Hastil (which is basically what the pictured pen is) would be the trik-trak converter. It is a narrow squeeze-filler, not a twist-piston filler. The regular Aurora converter is too thick for the barrel of that pen.

 

On the other hand, if you are willing to use a Parker converter, the *current* twist-piston converter, called the Deluxe converter, will fit the pen. It is narrower than the earlier twist-piston converters that Parker sold for many years.

 

A further recommendation: the most recent form of the Deluxe converter has a black plastic sleeve that fits the pen's nipple. It is unpopular with many users. The previous Deluxe converter, which may no longer be in shops, had a steel sleeve. I much prefer that converter, which may be found at pen shows, on eBay, and possibly from specialist online dealers.








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