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Vintage Pens: 1470 Esterbrook Esterbrook J-9556
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 1470: Esterbrook: Esterbrook J-9556
Esterbrook fountain pens taught a generation of Americans how to write with an ink pen. Required by many schools in the 1950s, these vintage pens are ideal first pens. The vibrant colors, the simple-to-use lever fillers and the custom nibs that unscrew and are interchangeable to alter the effects of your writing. This vintage pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. The steel 9556 nib was originally advertised as a firm fine writing nib. This one is a very smooth medium. It clearly was a user back in the day, but there are no cracks in the beautiful blue cap and barrel. The only major flaws are that the cap jewel is missing a chunk, which you can see in the photo. It also has a clip that spins a little and doesn't lay flush to the side of the cap. These J models were the widest bodied pens, which makes them easier to grip than other models. Much less hand cramping. 12.7cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 1416 Esterbrook J-2669
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 1416: Esterbrook: J-2669
Esterbrook fountain pens taught the Baby Boomers how to write with a true "ink pen." Highly popular student pens and pens for professional secretaries, stenographers and journalists, Esterbrook was beloved for its vibrant colors and interchangeable nibs. Our fully restored vintage pen comes with a steel 2668 nib, which was advertised as a nib for "general writing." This one writes a fine line well with a little drag. The pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. The radiant mint green shines through the wear and mild scratching nicely. The imprint is a little faded but legible. There are two nicks on the clip, which you can see better if you click the headline. Very nice writer, overall. Plus, the J size is easier to write with, as it is wider and causes less cramping of the hand. 12.8cm capped.

Vintage Pens: 0797 Esterbrook Purse Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 0797: Esterbrook: Purse Pen
For all of our Esterbrook fans, here's a classic Esterbrook purse pen in white. It is more of an egg shell, as it isn't the pristine white it was 60 years ago. Nevertheless, it is a nice vintage pen. There are plenty of scratches and nicks. The cap lip is fraught with cracks, but they are pretty common in this purse pens. We have restored it with a new ink sac. The nib is a rarer 1555 GREGG nib. It writes a medium line, and there is a bit of scratch on the inverse downstroke. These old steel nibs usually have a bit of scratch, which endears them to some users and drives others bonkers. The white end cap jewels are likewise rare and in very good condition. 11cm capped.

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