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Pens with this name were produced from the late 1930's  to the early 1950’s. Early models are mostly quality piston fillers in beautiful celluloid,while later models include button fillers in typical spiderweb celluloid from the late 1940’s.

Ariston safety fillers are also known and they are generally of very high quality with unusual patterns of decoration.

All the models were fitted with Ariston gold/steel nibs according to the time of production. One of the most successful lines l was named “Ariston Superior”. These pens were marketed as piston fillers in the late 1930’s and then as button fillers in the 40’s. The Clips are engraved wit the name "Ariston" and below them a small round  logo was placed. The logo contained the capital letter A. The style of this detail is reminiscent of Omas' Extra Lucens small AS logo on the cap.

The pens had gold nibs and clips with the Ariston engraving.The trademark was first registered in 1946 by Mr. Capaldi but it is not known if he produced pens on his own or the production of Ariston pens was commissioned to some bigger pen manufacturer.

Early piston filler recall some Montegrappa lines while later, economic models, may have been produced in Settimo Torninese.

Brand Info

  • Place of production Milano
  • Production time 1940’s
  • Owner Capaldi Andrea
  • Company Ariston

ARISTON safety pen - beautiful 18 KR overlay

This is a very unusual Ariston safety pen with a rich overlay.

Cap and barrel are decorated with high relief branches on a guilloché background. Cap top and clip have a very rich and high quality floral decoration.

The pen has only a tiny damage on the upper part of the barrel overlay ( covered by the cap) and is fitted with a replacement 14 ct Penco nib, which is smooth and pleasant to write with.

For more information on the Ariston brand, please visit the "Brand" section

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