Aurora 98 ("Magic Filler")
Manufacturer/Model: Aurora Italy / 98
Year of production: Mid to Late 60's (1965-1969)
Filling system: Special piston filler pen with a spring loaded push button
Nib: Solid 14K 585 gold, Extra Fine EF (small flex)
Material: Grip section cellulose, body and cap gold plated/filled.
Length (pen closed): Long at 137mm, posted at 147
Condition and information:
One of Italy's best pen manufacturers, Aurora, and here is one of the theirs most famous models, the vintage 98 model, produced in the mid to late 60's. This pen is the sucessor of the famous 88K pen, but unlike it's predecessor which had a standard piston filling action, this pen has a one of the kind, Aurora patented and marketed as "magic piston" filling action. This is achieved by simply retracting the turning knob inside the barrel with a push button same as in ballpoint pens, simply press the push knob and the button extends which allows the user to turn the piston inside, press a second time and the turning knob retracts inside the barrel, preventing the turning knob action, thus any accidental turns/leaks. Very unique and masterful solution to a piston filling action.
Drawing from its predecessor, this pen has the same form factor as the 88K, which some users argue this is the pen with the purest and most elegant form factor, fits in the hand as it was meant to be, with a perfect feel, weight, handling and grip. The pen is elegant, stylish, gold filled body and cap and semi-hooded beautifully crafted wing nib. Very nice and crisp guilloche lines from top to bottom. The nib is smooth, precise EF with very little flex, and great for writing in small typeface such as notebooks. Very smooth piston action, with a grey ink window for ink lever readout. Definitely one of the most beautiful and great fountain pens of Italy, the original Aurora 98. The pen is in mint condition with minimal signs of use, no gold ware off and no personal engravings.
This item is covered by our 1 Year Full International Warranty at no additional cost. The terms of our Warranty are very simple, meant to give you a secure and trouble-free buying experience.
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