Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler

  
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Vintage Pens: 2803 Esterbrook J-9284
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 2803: Esterbrook: J-9284
We're just "Signature Stub" crazy these days! Enjoy this rare steel upgraded 9284 nib on the most popular pen of the 1950s...the Esterbrook J model. Full Esterbrook J's were the widest bodied pen of the Esterbrook line. Our's is a fully restored sapphire blue model. This vintage pen might look on your screen to be two distinctly different blues, but in real life they are only a little more than a shade different. Possibly married. Everything fits very nicely and works well. We installed a new ink sac. The nib is geared more for right-handed people, and it writes a reasonably smoothly with great line variation. No cracks, only light wear. 12.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2802 Esterbrook Dollar Pen-9284
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 2802: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen-9284
Stand back. We've got one heckuva Esterbrook Dollar Pen. It is the rarer copper colored version with an even rarer 9284 "Signature Stub" nib! We restored it with new ink sac. The pen has some light wear but no cracks. There's what looks like a drop of clear glue to the right of the lever, but we don't think anyone will notice at writing distance or farther. The imprint is a little faded, but you can read the entire imprint at the correct angle. Speaking of angles, the original 9284 nib is angled more for right-handed folks. It writes a smooth, juicy signature stubby way. We love it. Click the headline for a close-up. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2797 Wearever Combo
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $19.99
Vintage Pens: 2797: Wearever: Combo
Combo pens were all the rage in the 1930s and '40s. A pencil on one end and a fountain pen on the other, it was a great novelty with real-world functionality. Wearever was the #1 pen company in the U.S. with regard to sales volume. They flooded the dime-store market with tons of very inexpensive writing instruments. They used beautiful but cheap plastics and steel nibs...that were sometimes plated in gold or gold-looking materials. We restored this combo's fountain pen with a new ink sac. It still has a working 1.1mm pencil, complete with a lead that advances and retracts. We love the fluidity of the white ribbon floating through the emerald green plastic. Its once golden metals are all showing wear and missing plating. The steel nib is losing its plating and writes a wet stub-like line. It is so wet, flow doesn't always keep up. But it is fun enough to play with for the price. 15cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2796 Wahl-Eversharp Skyline
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 2796: Wahl-Eversharp: Skyline
Stop to think about it for a second. The nation was barely recovering from a cataclysmic financial crisis and diving into the most horrendous war the world had ever seen...and people still had the wherewithal to design a kick-ass art deco fountain pen. Eversharp Skyline pens are head-turners that are among the most aerodynamic looking vintage pens ever made. They also were designed with aviation in mind! They were advertised as being leak-proof on flights. The breather tube in them doesn't work as well as hoped at equalizing pressure in the pen, but they were trying. This one is restored with a new ink sac. It is burgundy and has above-average wear, a dent, no cracks and a little brassing. The 14k gold nib writes a nice extra-fine line. It also lifts a little off the feed if you use too much pressure, but it fits in position with a touch of top pressure. 12.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2778 Winchester Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $19.99
Vintage Pens: 2778: Winchester: Fountain Pen
Winchester fountain pens are new to us, but we suspect that they are third-tier pen made by the famed gunmakers. Unfortunately, it isn't as high caliber. The cap band is missing and the section is badly discolored. The 14k gold plating is coming of the nib. Nevertheless, we restored this pen with a new ink sac to bring it back to working order. We wish we knew who Florence Miles was, but this was clearly her pen. The nib writes a surprisingly nice extra fine line. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2767 Esterbrook Icicle LJ-2556
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 2767: Esterbrook: Icicle LJ-2556
Vintage pen fans are always on the prowl for a great red pen, as it was universally the rarest color of most pen lines. This is not only a rare Esterbrook Icicle pen, it is a red one. Better yet, it has an imprint that wraps around the barrel instead of running up and done it lengthwise. No cracks. Fresh ink sac. BUT, look closely and you might notice something substantially out of place. Check out the lever. It has serious brassing, and we aren't aware of Esterbrook every using brass parts. It fits perfectly and works well, but we suspect it was cannibalized from a different pen. ALSO, the section looks too small, as if it came from an Esterbrook Purse Pen. The inside friction-fitting part of the section has definitely been shaved for a good fit. The pen works well, and the steel 2556 upgrade nib writes a very dry, extra-fine line that has a little feedback. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2766 Esterbrook Icicle LJ-1555 Gregg
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 2766: Esterbrook: Icicle LJ-1555 Gregg
Copper is one of the most sought after Esterbrook colors, and now we have an Esterbrook Icicle in copper! New Old Stock, you can see it comes with its original sticker. It has been restored with a fresh ink sac and is ready for display or use. If you look closely there is a tiny bit of schmutz just below the sticker around the cap band that won't come off. The rest of the pen is immaculate. The imprint is clear but a little weak on the bottom. It comes with the steel 1555 Gregg nib that was intended for use with the Gregg handwriting method that was popular in business at the time. This particular nib writes a Japanese extra-fine line with surprisingly little feedback. It has a touch but not much. This is an LJ model, which is long and slender. (We incorrectly used to ID the LJ's as short. We had gotten some bad info early on. Sorry.) 12.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2765 Esterbrook Icicle LJ-1555 Gregg
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 2765: Esterbrook: Icicle LJ-1555 Gregg
Green was the only color to vary from the regular Esterbrook J-series to the Icicle models. Our Esterbrook LJ Icicle comes in a brilliant emerald green. It is New Old Stock with its original cap sticker and now ink on the inner cap! It has been restored with a fresh ink sac. The section is a little loose. If you like, we can add a drop of sac shellac to seal it up, but some people don't like that as it might one day damage the pen. There's only a little light wear on the pen, nothing serious. Great imprint. A seemingly unused 1555 Gregg nib writes a remarkably smooth extra-fine to fine line. 12.9cm capped.
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