In the late 1920's, when Aurora introduced the Duplex model, the fountain pen market was heavily influenced by the worldwide success of the Duofold model by Parker.
Most pen makers at the time drew inspiration from the design of that model which was supported by huge advertising campaigns both in the USA and in Europe.
Aurora followed the trend and designed its new lines of celluloid lever fillers with the Duofold line as a reference. Aurora went anyway further and instead of copying the Duofold, as many other pen makers were doing, it chose to approach the model with innovation and creativity.
The clip was enriched with a refined Art Nouveau floral decoration and a filigree band was added to make the cap look even richer.
The girth of the pen was reduced in order to make the pen look slender and lighter
The result was a superb model which is still one of the most elegant and fascinating pens ever produced in Italy.
This Aurora Duplex set is in near mint condition with very minimal signs of time and use. It has it original very exotic presentation box and its color is absolutely perfect, with only a light shade, just in the area below the section.
The nib is the original Aurora 14 ct nr. 6, very smooth and flexible.
Believe it or not, this gorgeous pen could even be used to write!