Vintage Pens: Esterbrook J-2556

Vintage Pens: 3177 Esterbrook J-2556
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Bringing it back to the brand that has hooked millions of fountain pen fans through out the country, our Esterbrook J-model pen is a crowd pleaser. It was the pen that helped teach the Baby Boomers how to write with an ink pen in school. Requested frequently by high schools, journalism schools and shorthand classes, the Esterbrook was an affordable pen with an easily customized nib that screws in and out of the pen. Dozens of different models of nibs were created. Ours is a steel 2556 model that was advertized as an upgrade over the 1000 series. This one writes a smooth, wet medium to broad line when you find the sweet spot. (It was advertised as a fine nib...oh well.) We restored this pen with a fresh ink sac. No cracks, but it does have a big scratch near the top of the lever. The pocket clip slides around in a circle, but it won't come off. 12.8cm capped.