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Vintage Pens: 1584 Esterbrook SM-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 1584: Esterbrook: SM-2668
J-model Esterbrook fountain pens get all of the attention these days, but the Esterbrook SM was really considered the "Standard Model" back in the 1950s. We have fully restored this Esterbrook SM with a new ink sac. There is some light wear on the stainless steel cap and pastel green barrel. The steel 2668 nib was advertised as good for "general writing." We find it writes a wet fine line that might push some people's medium boundary. It also sings a little with a hint of drag. The section and cap jewels are lighter than the barrel. The cap is an early snap cap! 12.9cm capped.


Vintage Pens: 1529 Esterbrook Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $29.99
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Vintage Pens: 1529: Esterbrook: Fountain Pen
By the late 1950s Esterbrook began creating pens to use the newly popular plastic ink cartridges. We don't know this model name, but it is a bright green and chrome design that uses Sheaffer ink cartridges. The pen has some modest wear and a 1/4-inch hairline crack in the tail. Click the headline font, and you can see it closer up on the top of the barrel. It seems stable and looks more like a deep scratch. The nib is a 9550 model that was originally designed to write an extra fine line. It is very firm and writes closer to a fine / fine-medium line. It has a little feedback, which some people like and others hate. 13.8cm capped.


Vintage Pens: 1354 Esterbrook Mexican SJ-9556
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $69.99
Vintage Pens: 1354: Esterbrook: Mexican SJ-9556
Hola! You definitely haven't seen one of these before! It is a green SJ model Esterbrook fountain pen that was "Hecho en Mexico." Si! Made in Mexico. The imprint is strong and in Spanish. The cap and barrel have some wear, including a little nick near the tail. No cracks. Both black-plastic jewels are in tact. We replaced the ink sac and fashioned a new pressure bar for the pen out of brass flashing. It tested it in water and it works well. The nib is an American-made primo steel 9556 nib that writes a buttery smooth fine line. 12.8cm capped.


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