Vintage Pens: Esterbrook J-2556

Vintage Pens: 3091 Esterbrook J-2556
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
The big daddy of the Esterbrook pen line in the 1950s was the Esterbrook J-model fountain pen. Not the longest pen, it was the widest pen in series, which is easier for gripping without cramping. Our vintage pen is pretty heavily worn. The steel nib looks a little rough, but it writes an amazingly smooth fine line for a steel 2000-series nib. The cap and barrel show plenty of wear. Spinning is what the clip seems to do best. It also rests without a tight grip on a shirt pocket. Click the headline for close ups. No cracks, at least. We replaced the ink sac, and it is ready for a lot of loyal service. 12.7cm capped.