Vintage Pens: Esterbrook Transition
Vintage Pens: 4655 Esterbrook Transition
Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Let summer linger with the fresh mint green of this Esterbrook Transition pen. Dancing in the light, it is a color you can't help but love. We restored it with a new ink sac. The "Transition" means that the pen was sold by Esterbrook this way with a Dollar Pen barrel and J-model cap to use up the last of the Dollar Pen parts. The cap is great with a 3-line black-plastic jewel. No cracks and light wear. Its J-pressure bar appears to be loose inside the pen and yet still works well. You will write a firm extra-fine line with a little feedback using its upgraded 9550 nib. If you want to dive deeper into Esterbrook, it made about 3 dozen different interchangeable nibs that screw in and out. As such one pen can have 36 different point sizes. Click the headline for close-ups. 12.4cm capped.