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Vintage Pens: 2077 Esterbrook LJ-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 2077: Esterbrook: LJ-2668
Ring in autumn with this fall-inspired copper Esterbrook LJ model fountain pen. The color really stands out as vibrantly as the leaves will soon turn. We restored it with a new ink sac. The steel 2668 nib writes a very smooth fine line. There are no cracks and only light wear on the cap and barrel. Click the headline for a close up of the pen. Look closely at the top of the cap. The only real flaw on this pen is that peculiar bulge. Although there is a little play in the clip, it seems to be on tight. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2076 Esterbrook J-2968
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $29.99
Vintage Pens: 2076: Esterbrook: J-2968
Save big on a rare Canadian Esterbrook J-model fountain pen if you don't mind some heavy damage to the black tail jewel. We've restored this smokey blue pen with a new ink sac. It has no cracks but some wear on the cap and barrel. The clip isn't flush with the side of the cap, as you can see in the photo. Click the headline font for close ups. The steel 2968 nib was originally advertised as a broad nib. This one writes more of a medium, but you have to find the sweet spot, which cants a bit to the left, making us wonder if this was the pen of a lefty. These nibs are interchangeable and screw in and out, if you have an Esterbrook nib you want to use. The imprint is faded, but you can still make out the "Made in Canada." 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2073 Sheaffer Lifetime 875
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2073: Sheaffer: Lifetime 875
Jackpot! Carmine red! Military clip! (Military regulations during WWII didn't allow you to wear a pen that rose above your shirt or jacket pocket. Sheaffer made these pens especially for soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines.) You can fall in love with this Sheaffer Lifetime 875 pretty easily. It was a user and is a little dulled from wear, but there are no cracks or deep scratches. A strong imprint can be found on the barrel. Heavy brassing spoils the cap band a bit and light brassing can be found on the lever. We restored the pen with a brand new ink sac. The two-tone 14k gold nib writes an insanely smooth fine line. Unfortunately, it also has a hairline crack spreading from the "S" in "Made in U.S.A." to the right edge of the nib. Click the headline to see it in a close up. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2071 Sheaffer Balance
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 2071: Sheaffer: Balance
Grey and red color combinations were very popular in pens in the 1930s. Our junior size Sheaffer Balance is stunning with red veins in grey marbling. It has a little wear and a couple scratches, but the colors and finish dazzle to the point where you don't notice the blemishes. We restored it with a fresh ink sac. It has a strong imprint, denoting Canadian heritage. There's a little brassing on the clip and cap ring's nickle trim. The inkfeed has a tiny chip taken out of its very end space. Depending angle you write using, it can be a dry extra-fine nib at high angles or a regular fine at low angles of attack. Either way, the original 14k gold nib writes smoothly, but it likely won't be the best writer in your stable. The ink view window has good clarity. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2062 Wahl-Eversharp 707
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $29.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 2062: Wahl-Eversharp: 707
Eversharp 707 fountain pens have been popular on the site lately. We aren't quite certain if they are from the late 1940s or early 1950s, but they are an attractive follow-up to the Eversharp Skylines of the early 1940s. We restored this vintage pen with a new ink sac. The gold plating is wearing pretty thin in places on the cap, which shows a steel base underneath. The forest green barrel also shows some moderate to heavy wear. The original 14k gold nib writes a fine-medium line with a little drag. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2061 Esterbrook J-9788
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 2061: Esterbrook: J-9788
Copper is our favorite color for the Esterbrook J model pen line, such as this one. It is a little like carrying a piece of Autumn with you all year. Ours has been fully restored with a new ink sac. There is a crack in the threads that we stabilized by installing the section with some sac shellac in the pressure-fit zone. This vintage pen does have a little wear, but the copper coloring seems to shine right through it. Strong imprint, perfect jewels. Best of all, it comes with an upgraded 9788 steel nib. It is a rarer upgrade nib that was designed for "Shaded Writing." This is code for SEMI-FLEX! We find that it writes nicely from a fine to about a 1mm width. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2060 Esterbrook SM (?)
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 2060: Esterbrook: SM (?)
Although we call this an Esterbrook SM, we are not convinced that is what it is. It really looks like a cross between an SM and M2. Either way, we are reasonably sure it was from the late 1940s or 1950s. The cornflower blue section and barrel have seen heavy use, with plenty of scratches. The cap is in surprisingly good condition with only a few tiny marks on the back top of the pen, opposite the clip. We restored it with a new ink sac. Its steel 9668 nib was considered a top-of-the-line nib upgrade that was advertised as being a medium for "general writing." True to its advertising, it is a very nice medium writer with a hint of feedback but no scratch. 12.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2059 Esterbrook SJ-1551
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2059: Esterbrook: SJ-1551
Candy-apple red is layered like a freshly licked lollipop on this Esterbrook SJ fountain pen. It has light wear, but there are no cracks or deep scratches. We restored it with a fresh ink sac. The steel nib is a 1551 model, which was advertised as a student nib. This isn't unusual, as most high schools and secretarial schools required these vintage pens. The nib writes a very smooth fine line. The SJ designation means it is the longer, slender version of the pen. 12.8cm capped.
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