Aurora Duo Cart Fountain Pen - Black/Chrome Cap, Medium

MSRP $195.00
Product Code AU-DC57-CNM
Aurora has brought back their classic Duo Cart fountain pen! The classic styling is pure 1950's Italian high fashion and is just as beautiful today. This classic remake has a chrome cap, classic black body and a hooded silver steel medium nib that is smooth and crisp.
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Aurora Duo Cart Fountain Pen - Black/Chrome Cap, Medium

In the 1950’s, Aurora released a new pen, the 88 Duo Cart Fountain Pen, with a unique cartridge design and it was a hit. Fast forward 60 years and Aurora has brought the classic pen back in the form of the Aurora Duo Cart. Featuring the time-honored Italian styling of the original, the new Duo Cart features a hooded silver steel medium nib, and takes Aurora ink cartridges or cartridge converter. Aurora fountain pen collectors and vintage pen enthusiasts alike will love this pen for its beautiful vintage design, smooth medium nib and the history it represents.

The pen comes in a a gift set, including the Duo Cart, a bottle of ink, 2 Aurora Black long cartridges, an Aurora cartridge converter, and certificate of authenticity.

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Fountain Pens
Pen Model
Aurora Duo Cart
Body Color
Black, Silver/Grey
Body Material
Cap Type
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks, Proprietary ink cartridges
Filling Mechanism
Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Nib Color
Nib Material
Nib Size
Diameter - Body
8.5mm (0.3in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
12.5mm (0.5in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
15mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Grip
11.9mm (0.5in)
Length - Body
119.9mm (4.7in)
Length - Cap
62.3mm (2.5in)
Length - Nib
4.9mm (0.2in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
133.5mm (5.3in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
152.6mm (6in)
Weight - Body
12g (0.4oz)
Weight - Cap
12g (0.4oz)
Weight - Overall
24g (0.8oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge
Max Ink Capacity - Converter
Aurora Duo Cart Fountain Pen - Black/Chrome Cap, Medium is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great pen, terrible converter. I've been using this for about a month now and I have to say that I really enjoy using it. The ink flow is excellent and that medium nib is just smooth as can be. Of course, I also like the classic design. Reminds me of a Parker 51. There are two gripes that I do have with the pen. One: You have to really put pressure to get the cap to post. If not it rattles about and falls off. Two: the ink converter is a junk! It leaked all over the inside of the pen when I first inked it up. I'd recommend only cartridges for this pen.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Aurora Duo Cart beautiful retro pen The Aurora Duo Cart Bordeaux/Gold is a beautiful pen that takes one back to the age of the hooded nibs. The appearance of the Aurora Duo Cart is very similar to a Parker 61 from the sixties given to me by a friend, and that used to belong to his father. In fact, the Parker 61 is the pen that got me hooked on fountain pen. The Aurora Duo Cart lies perfectly in my hand. The pen can be posted, but I prefer to write with it unposted: the pen is a little back-heavy when posted and the cap doesn't stay put. The Aurora Duo Cart has a hooded steel nib, which I just love. It writes smooth and wet with a little feedback - just the way I like it. In just a short time this pen has become one of my favorite daily pens. At this time I have inked my Aurora Duo Cart with a red ink, but I believe this is a versatile pen that can handle and look good with lots of colors of ink.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My brand new oldie I got this gorgeous pen in the mail today. I poked that nib down into some Aurora Blue/Black ink and pulled it into the converter. Freshly inked, I placed nib to paper. With the first stroke I knew I loved this pen. I'm a sucker for golden oldies especially the newly minted. I am duoly impressed with this beauty. It's my favorite, until the next one.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cute and delightful, just like Stockard Channing's Rizzo. Only just got this pen, so an initial reaction review. Also, pretty new to fountain pens, so actual geek knowledge is thin on the ground. This pen has a look that is going for elegance; with the lid on, it is rather sleek. But uncapped, and unposted, it becomes ever so slightly bouncy and preppy and eager to please, and the nib has a hint of a perky little snub nose. Put the cap back on, or use it posted, and the pen displays gravitas, as its weight keeps it grounded. But there is a lovely little pop, as you push the cap off, (re-capping and de-capping is satisfyingly physical), and despite the business-like black and chrome, this pen is so much fun to use. Currently "Summer Loving" it out, with some Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-shikibu (Japanese Beautyberry)
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delightfully vintage I received this yesterday. It almost met my expectations. I love the vintage black, maroon, and gold combination. The pen is quite light in the hand. I think I would have preferred it to be just a bit heavier. The cap is relatively heavy, so it feels slightly back-weighted when posted. I prefer this unposted because I think it feels more balanced that way. (I usually don't post my pens anyway.) This is not a very long pen, but I don't feel that posting is required. I love that this pen has a long grip section. The plastic is quite smooth and I do notice occasional slipping of my fingers if I'm writing for quite a while. The cartridge converter has a nice ink capacity. I love the retro look of the hooded nib, but after that I have mixed feelings about the nib itself. I couldn't give 5 stars because of the nib. Before purchasing, the reviews I had seen suggested that it was a juicy medium nib. This has not been my experience. This is my first Aurora pen, and the nib lived up to the reputation of feedback in the Aurora nibs. I would not call it scratchy. I would call this more of a Fine nib rather than a Medium. It also is a little more dry than I expected/hoped. I have tried a couple different inks so far (Diamine Ancient Copper and Monteverde Red Velvet), and both have been fairly dry. I've tried cleaning the pen a couple times and have not seen a change. Though drier than I hoped, the ink flow has been consistent and reliable. I have not had any problems with hard stops or ink starvation. I don't think that a gold nib would have made any difference in this pen, since the hood would make the nib fairly rigid anyway. Overall, I think this could be a great daily writer and may be my go-to if I'm in the mood for a throw-back. But... I simply would've liked it to have a juicier and more of a "Western" medium nib. If that had happened, then this would be perfect for me.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great writer! This pen is just about perfect. It's extremely comfortable in the hand and writes fantastically consistent with not a hint of starting hard or dry. It's not a gusher, but pleasantly wet, putting enough ink to paper to really show off subtle colors in your ink of choice. I actually prefer it posted, because the cap posts so far deep on the body and adds quite a bit of heft which to me makes the nib/paper contact feel even better and more positive. My converter was a little stiff, but fortunately, a very simple disassembly allowed for the application of a little silicone grease. At first, I thought the price was on the high side for a steel nibbed pen, but after holding in hand and after a few written sentences, I couldn't be happier, and am very satisfied with the price paid.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite pen to write with--period. For some context, I only own a handful of pens in the $100+ range--most of my collection is in the $30-80 range. Writing with this is like writing with butter--maybe it's the snub nose, I'm not sure. It's the pen I use to demonstrate to other people why I'm obsessed with fountain pens. I've used it with Aurora Black and De Atramentis Charles Dickens. I would have used it more by now, but I ran into a hiccough that was primarily user error. There is a tiny metal rim inside the cap (attached a poor quality photo, sorry) that I accidentally rammed my nib into at just the wrong angle when clumsily capping my pen once, and when I uncapped it the tines were completely splayed at tragic angles. I just wanted to share that story to spare anyone else that grief--it's still an amazing pen. I'm considering getting a second one even though I have plans to fix my first, despite the price tag.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Pen First let me state, I am partial to hooded nib pens, so when this showed up, I had to get one. Nice smooth writer, writes "wet" and a fine nib would have been more to my liking, but overall a very nice pen. It has found a spot in my daily rotation, and while not quite a Parker 51, it is a very nice hooded-nib pen. I would not hesitate to purchase another if available with fine nib.
Date published: 2017-07-11
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