Founded in Turin, Italy, in 1919, by a textile merchant named Isaia Levi, the Fabbrica Italiana Penne a Serbatoio Aurora predates the Officina Meccanica Armando Simoni (OMAS) by half-a-dozen years, making Aurora one of Italy's oldest pen manufacturers. The company's first lines of pens were made of hard rubber and styled after the Waterman pens that were being imported from the United States. Thus, the first Aurora "safety" fountain pens were...Continue Reading