Vintage Pens: Esterbrook Icicle SJ-1550

Vintage Pens: 2097 Esterbrook Icicle SJ-1550
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Red makes for a nice Esterbrook Icicle SJ model fountain pen. This is another of the very rare Esterbrook colors. The red isn't quite the ruby lollipop red of the more traditional models. It has a bit more brown in it, but it is distinctly different from the copper. Fully restored, this is another great pen. It has a couple very small scratches, and very small clamp marks on the section from an earlier repair. The clip is on tightly, but there is a little gap between where it ends and the cap. It has a new ink sac. No cracks, no barrel imprint. The steel 1550 nib writes a needle-thin extra fine line pretty well for a steel extra-fine. It has a little feedback but it is pretty good with a light touch. 12.8cm capped.