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Vintage Pens: 2344 Esterbrook Classic M2
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $225.00
Vintage Pens: 2344: Esterbrook: Classic M2
Why spend so much time collecting pens one by one when you can buy a whole set at once. A colorful follow-up to the SM-series is the Esterbrook Classic M2. Our collection features 6 different color pens with chrome caps: black, red, turquoise, sage, blue and grey. Not all new-old stock, some of these pens were users, such as the black one. We replaced the ink sacs on them as needed, but some were still in perfect condition. The caps are all interchangeable, but it should be noted that 3 of the 6 have splits in the chrome outer shell. The metal inner shells seem fine. The black pen barrel show light wear. The sage barrel has some flaking or chipping near the imprint. Some caps still have their original price stickers. The nibs are still replaceable like the J-models: 2550, 2555 Gregg, 2556, 2555 Gregg, 2555 Gregg, 2555 Gregg. Set includes original filling instructions and papers dated from 1959. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2338 Esterbrook J-9450
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2338: Esterbrook: J-9450
Esterbrook pens taught America how to write with a fountain pen. Among the most requested for use by high schools, secretarial schools and shorthand instructors, these vintage pens were easily customized with screw-in nibs made for every job imaginable. Our Esterbrook J model pen is the largest of the line, as it is the company's widest barrel pen for an easier grip. We restored it with a new ink sac and a straight-from-the-box, brand-new upgrade 9450 nib. Click the headline, and you can see it has a weak factory imprint. It writes a nice firm, extra-fine line. There is only light wear on the cap and barrel. No cracks. Clip is on tight. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2266 Esterbrook J-9968
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 2266: Esterbrook: J-9968
Smoke seemingly ripples through our Esterbrook J-model vintage pen. This grey beauty was one of the pens that helped teach a generation of Americans how to write with an "ink pen." We restored it with a new ink sac. It has a great steel 9968 upgrade nib that writes a smooth broad line, as it was originally advertised. Both jewels intact, imprint clear but weak. Clip on tightly. No cracks. Wider bodied for easier writing all day. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2265 Esterbrook SJ-9556
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 2265: Esterbrook: SJ-9556
You can't see it on the photo, but the back of the cap has a factory LJ sticker on this Esterbrook SJ-9556. The sapphire blue gleams on this new old stock vintage pen. We've restored it with a new ink sac. The pen has a top-upgrade steel 9556 nib. It was advertised as a "fine writing" nib, and it is a nice, smooth fine nib. Minimal wear, clean imprint. Same length as a J-model but slender like the LJ. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2264 Esterbrook LJ-9450
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 2264: Esterbrook: LJ-9450
The #1 choice of high schools and stenographers' schools in the 1950s was the Esterbrook fountain pen. Easy to customize and use, while still being affordable, it effectively taught the Baby Boomer generation how to write with a fountain pen. This red Esterbrook LJ looks like a freshly licked strawberry lollipop, with seemingly undulating layers below the surface. Its color still radiates despite light surface wear. No cracks. Clean imprint. The only noticeable mark is a spot of discoloration on the underside of the section. Made in Canada! We replaced the ink sac while restoring it. The 9450 steel nib is considered a top upgrade nib that smoothly writes an extra-fine "posting" line. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2229 Esterbrook SJ-2968
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 2229: Esterbrook: SJ-2968
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.
Vintage Pens: 2095 Esterbrook Icicle LJ-9556
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $89.99
Vintage Pens: 2095: Esterbrook: Icicle LJ-9556
Esterbrook collectors love these very hard-to-find "Icicle" designs. This Esterbrook LJ model is not only the rarer copper color with an icicle pattern, it appears to have never been used! The inner cap looks almost as clean as when it left the factory. Someone might have dipped this pen or twice over the years, but it definitely wasn't a daily user. There are little scratches from being rattled around drawers or a shoebox. No cracks. It has a new ink sac. The steel 9556 nib was considered a big upgrade nib that was advertised as being for "fine writing." We gave it a quick test, and it does indeed write a firm, fine line that is smooth with some light feedback. 12.2cm 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.
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