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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.
Vintage Pens: 2058 Esterbrook J-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
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Vintage Pens: 2058: Esterbrook: J-2668
Words and photos really fail to capture the deep, sapphire blue of this Esterbrook J-model fountain pen. No cracks and only light wear, it is almost as if you will sink into the depths of this blue design. Even the strong imprint gets lost. We restored the pen with a new ink sac, and it is ready for use or display. Click the headline for close-ups. It comes with a steel 2668 nib that was originally advertised as being for "general writing." This one writes buttery smoothly for a wet fine line. J-models were also the widest of the Esterbrooks of the 1950s, which makes it less likely to cramp your hand as you write for extended periods of time. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2057 Esterbrook LJ-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 2057: Esterbrook: LJ-2668
Esterbrook fountain pens taught an entire generation how to write with an ink pen. Babyboomers were likely required by their schools to write with an Esterbrook fountain pen. Inexpensive and easily customized, pens such as this Esterbrook LJ come with an easily changed steel nib to fit any writing style or need. The nibs simply unscrewed from the pen and were replaced for less than a dollar. We restored this pale-green pen with a new ink sac. The pen was a daily user and features some wear, including a few small stains, which you can see at the tail of the pen in the photo. Click the headline for a closer look. The cap is a few shades of green different from the barrel. Possibly married. The steel 2668 nib was advertised as a "general writing" point, which writes a smooth medium when held at the sweet spot angle. No cracks. The clip isn't quite making contact with the barrel, where it slips into your pocket. 11.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2056 Esterbrook LJ-1555
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 2056: Esterbrook: LJ-1555
Remember stenographers? If not, they were human recording devices...in flesh and blood...before tape and digital recorders were invented. They learned a special writing style called shorthand, and they could write everything a person talking to them said just as fast as the words came out of their mouth. One of the shorthand methods that was popular was called the Gregg method. This Esterbrook LJ fountain pen from the 1950s comes with a special steel 1555 Gregg nib, which likely guarantees this pen once belonged to a stenographer, secretary or reporter. LJ models were intended for women. It is fun to imagine who might have used this steel grey pen. We restored it with a new ink sac, and there are no cracks--just light wear and a brown spot on the section. The nib writes a firm but smooth extra-fine line. 11.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2055 Esterbrook LJ-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
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Vintage Pens: 2055: Esterbrook: LJ-2668
Here's a curio that we found. This is an Esterbrook SJ model pen (long and slender) with an LJ price sticker (shortest of the Esterbrook J series pens). Maybe it was a pair that got married before we got it. We restored it with a fresh new ink sac. There are no cracks, and the pen has some light wear. The 2668 steel nib writes a very smooth broad line when held at a very low angle of attack, but it is very scratchy at a high angle of attack. 12.9cm.
Vintage Pens: 2053 Esterbrook Purse Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $29.99
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Vintage Pens: 2053: Esterbrook: Purse Pen
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.
Vintage Pens: 2052 Wahl-Eversharp Skyline?
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $49.99
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Vintage Pens: 2052: Wahl-Eversharp: Skyline?
After World War II, the Wahl-Eversharp Skyline began undergoing several drastic changes before being phased out of production. We aren't 100% certain, but we think this might be one of those evolutions. The barrel flares out and tapers to the tail similar to but not as drastically as the iconic Skyline design from the war. It has a great two-tone polished chrome and golden-trim cap. The cap and barrel have some light wear and one deep scratch. The rest is great. The nib and inkfeed assembly are the same as the original Skyline. This one writes a fine line, but it has some FLEX! Not a wet noodle, but it has some respectable flex. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. 14.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2051 Wahl-Eversharp 707
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $39.99
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Vintage Pens: 2051: Wahl-Eversharp: 707
Out of the late 1940s or early 1950s rides this quasi-New Old Stock Eversharp 707. It has its original tax sticker on the barrel, but the pen had definitely been inked and used. We cleaned, polished and installed a new ink sac. The plating is wearing off the bottom of the cap. The barrel has light surface wear. The original 14k gold nib writes a very nice smooth fine line. Click the headline for good close-ups. 13.6cm capped.
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