Vintage Pens: Esterbrook J-2668

Vintage Pens: 5212 Esterbrook J-2668
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $39.99
When it comes to core basics, the Esterbrook J-model pens are spot on. Heavily requested by high schools and other institutions for their wide range of nib options and affordable, Esterbrook taught Americans how to write in the 1950s. Our black vintage pen has seen many years of loving use. It has a fair degree of wear, which is obvious in the photos. There's a stable hairline crack in the threads of the barrel, but the section feels good and tight. This classic pen has been restored with a new ink sac. Its steel 2668 nib was marketed as an upgrade for "general writing" with a medium tip. We find this one writes smoothly for a steel nib and with more of a fine point than medium. The pocket clip has a slight jiggle, but it doesn't spin around the cap. 12.8cm capped.