The company was established in 1919, in the city of Turin, and claims to be the first maker of fountain pens in Italy. There was a brief gap in the company\’s production in 1943, when Allied bombing of the city utterly destroyed the factory; production resumed in 1946 with the introduction of the 88, and has gone on since. The company claims also that production of all components is still in-house, which is quite a rarity in the current situation; I use \”claim\” since the resources I\’ve drawn upon are somewhat secondary, but I don\’t suggest that it\’s a claim I dispute at all.
The current production of Aurora covers a fairly broad range of price points, although like many other makers this range is not balanced; there are fewer models at the low end than the high, and the low end seems to have risen out of the realm of \”student\” pens.
Models I’ve examined: