Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler


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: 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.