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#1 akiva gordon

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:14 PM

Here is a lovely facetted aurora novum.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:32 PM

We need a drooling emoticon on this board. ;) But suffice to say that is a beauty Akiva!

I am still a learner with identification of these old Italians, what brand is this one?

Was this one "found in the wild"?

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:36 PM

The first thing that comes to mind is OOOOOHHHHHHHH PRETTY! Very gorgeous color and pattern.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:14 AM

We need a drooling emoticon on this board. ;) But suffice to say that is a beauty Akiva!

I am still a learner with identification of these old Italians, what brand is this one?

Was this one "found in the wild"?


The pen is an Aurora. The Novum was one of the premier models for Aurora in the 1930's.

This is a beautiful pen. Looks like the pen has the twist lever mechanism.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:28 PM

The pen is an Aurora. The Novum was one of the premier models for Aurora in the 1930's.

This is a beautiful pen. Looks like the pen has the twist lever mechanism.


I'll not call that twist lever, because you don't twist it. There is a small lever that act (in a different way) like a button filler (bending an internal sping), you have to put it up and then move horizontally, like in this ad:

http://www.fountainp...-DuoModerne.jpg

In italian is often called "levetta di fondo", meaning something like "end lever" or "bottom lever".

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:07 PM

The pen is an Aurora. The Novum was one of the premier models for Aurora in the 1930's.

This is a beautiful pen. Looks like the pen has the twist lever mechanism.


The NOVUM models were famoud for your lever filler at the end of the barrel

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For some beautifull color

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For a particular safety clip not in all models

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#7 AltecGreen

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:43 PM

I'll not call that twist lever, because you don't twist it. There is a small lever that act (in a different way) like a button filler (bending an internal sping), you have to put it up and then move horizontally, like in this ad:

http://www.fountainp...-DuoModerne.jpg

In italian is often called "levetta di fondo", meaning something like "end lever" or "bottom lever".

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Thanks for the correction.


Did Aurora only use this filling system on the Novum series pens?

#8 ArchiMark

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 09:06 PM

Old thread I know, but just discovered it.....

Wanted to say what a handsome and unique pen the Novum is!

I had one briefly earlier in the year, a black one, had a very short lever at the end of the pen barrel.....otherwise, similar shape to yours...
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