Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler


Vintage Pens: 4505 Esterbrook M2
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: O
Price: $39.99
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Vintage Pens: 4505: Esterbrook: M2
Esterbrook kept pushing the boundaries of affordable modern pens in the 1950s with the Esterbrook M2. Simple black and chrome look great on this vintage pen. No cracks in the cap or pen, but the barrel has light to moderate wear from use. Esterbrook borrowed Parker's idea for the aerometric filler, and this pen has a good ink sac. Best of all is the somewhat rare 2314-F Relief nib. It is a smooth steel nib that is supposed to be an oblique writer, but it nicely writes more like an extra-fine-to-fine normal nib. 13.4cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4504 Esterbrook M2
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $39.99
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Vintage Pens: 4504: Esterbrook: M2
Chrome and blue look great on this Esterbrook M2 from around 1958. Minimal wear disrupts the good looks of this vintage pen. However, the section (grip) is discolored a little darker than the barrel. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. You fill the pen with a variant of the aerometric filler. Its 9550 nib was considered an upgrade back in the day. You will write a firm extra-fine line with the nib. It is smooth with a very light and delicate touch. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4503 Esterbrook M2 Set
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 4503: Esterbrook: M2 Set
Esterbrook picked up the popular aerometric filling system started by Parker in the 1950s. Our Esterbrook M2 is new old stock from 1958. It is a red pen-and-pencil set, and the pen still has its pricing sticker. Unfortunately, these caps have an unfortunate habit of splitting. The fountain pen has a 3/4-inch split from the lip just to the left of the clip. The rest of the pen is in mint condition with a working ink sac. Instructions on the filler say it fills in three squeezes. Its steel 1555 Gregg nib writes a surprisingly smooth extra fine line. Its matching pencil is likewise in mint condition without a split in the cap. Twist the tail cap to advance and retract its .9mm lead. Pen measures 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4499 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $99.99
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Vintage Pens: 4499: Parker: 51
At long last, a medium-nibbed Parker 51! And its blue! Judging by the 8 in the date code this is a first year aerometric filling Parker 51! Unscrew the barrel to reveal an aerometric (squeeze) filler. It maintains its original pli-glass (silicone) ink sac that works perfectly well. Unfortunately, a lot of chrome is coming off its aerometric "cage." The rest of the pen is pretty good. Just light wear from use. Its 14k gold nib writes a rare smooth medium line. 13.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3877 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 3877: Parker: 51
Amber jewels are some of our favorite rare traits in Parker 51 pens. Our Parker 51 set features a burgundy fountain pen, a 1/10 12k gold filled cap and an amber jewel on top. Click the headline for a close-up of the jewel. This is a great aerometric filler with minimal wear on the hood and barrel. A couple of dents were pushed out of the cap, which looks really nice. It sports pinstripes that angle into steep mountain peaks. Its original 14k gold nib writes a dry, fine line with a little feedback. The mechanical, click pencil matches almost perfectly, except it has a grey jewel, and a little ding on the back of the cap. You click the back cap to advance a .9mm lead. It works great and comes with a hardened eraser and extra leads. Somebody did write in asking if the FP jewel was a "dead" jewel instead of an amber one. I'm not sure I'd know the difference, but this one is decidedly more yellow/orange than standard grey/pearl versions we have here.