Vintage Pens: Esterbrook LJ Icicle Red

Vintage Pens: 2767 Esterbrook LJ Icicle Red
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Esterbrook fountain pens are among our very best sellers, but sometimes one will throw us a curve. On quick inspection, this looks like a standard (albeit rare) Esterbrook LJ Icicle pen in red. Yet, the heavily brassing lever looks different than normal, though it looks original to this pen. Its imprint runs across the narrow width of the pen, unlike the normal down the length of the pen. Plus, the plastic looks thinner and more transparent...though not really transparent. It has the usual clip, cap band and jewels. We restored it with a new ink sac. Its steel 2556 nib writes a dry, extra-fine line. It is reasonably smooth, but it is still a steel nib. 13cm capped.