Vintage Pens: Esterbrook Transition 1550

Vintage Pens: 2231 Esterbrook Transition 1550
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $59.99
Japanese extra-fine nibs are almost impossible to find in American-made vintage pens...until now. This is that rare treasure that is actually pretty smooth to write with...especially for a steel nib! You can even tell that this is an early Esterbrook nib because of the more-rounded inkfeed. The fully restored Esterbrook Transition pen in ruby red is stunning, even without the nib. It has minimal wear on the cap and barrel, and in the right light it looks like a freshly licked red lollipop! No cracks, strong imprint, no actual slobber. Tight clip. 12.3cm capped.