Vintage Pens: Esterbrook SJ-9555

Vintage Pens: 3178 Esterbrook SJ-9555
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Copper makes for the most attractive color of the Esterbrook SJ series of pens, in our humble opinion. There just aren't that many pens out there in that color. We have fully restored this Esterbrook SJ pen with a fresh ink sac. No cracks, tight clip, complete plastic jewels, clean but weak imprint. Light surface wear is the vintage pen's only problem. Its 9555 nib is considered an upgrade nib designed by the company for shorthand, leading us to believe this pen once belonged to a secretary, stenographer or journalist. The steel nib writes an extra-fine line with a little feedback. If you aren't wild about it, our favorite part about these pens is that the nibs unscrew easily for dozens of different replacement points! 12cm capped.