Vintage Pens: Esterbrook SJ-2968

Vintage Pens: 2229 Esterbrook SJ-2968
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Few pen companies have had the privilege to teach nearly an entire generation how to write, but Esterbrook was one such company. In the 1950s, Esterbrook SJ-model pens such as this one, as well as other J-series pens, were the most requested pens to be used by high schools and shorthand schools! Affordable, easy to maintain and easily customized with screw-in replacement nibs, it is no wonder these pens were the fountain pens of the Baby Boomers. We restored this one with a new ink sac. It has moderate surface wear on the cap and barrel, but there are no cracks. The imprint is still strong. The steel 2968 nib was an upgrade nib for "broad writing." When you find the sweet spot on the nib, it is a very smooth broad writer. 12.8cm capped.