Vintage Pens: Esterbrook Purse Pen

Vintage Pens: 2053 Esterbrook Purse Pen
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $29.99
Every lady needs a good pen in her purse, and this Esterbrook Purse Pen was designed for that specific purpose. A classic 1950s pastel robin's egg blue, it is a nice vintage pen that keeps that era alive. We restored it with a fresh ink sac. As attractive as the color is, the pen has some serious cosmetic problems. There are 14 hairline cracks in the lip of the cap. Worse, a big flat spot has been worn on the side left to the clip. You can see faded letters in the flat space. Look closely at the photo to see it. The rest of the pen has plenty of wear, but it is in good working order. The steel 2556 nib writes a firm extra-fine line. 11.2cm capped.