Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler

  
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Vintage Pens: 2229 Esterbrook SJ-2968
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 2229: Esterbrook: SJ-2968
Few pen companies have had the privilege to teach nearly an entire generation how to write, but Esterbrook was one such company. In the 1950s, Esterbrook SJ-model pens such as this one, as well as other J-series pens, were the most requested pens to be used by high schools and shorthand schools! Affordable, easy to maintain and easily customized with screw-in replacement nibs, it is no wonder these pens were the fountain pens of the Baby Boomers. We restored this one with a new ink sac. It has moderate surface wear on the cap and barrel, but there are no cracks. The imprint is still strong. The steel 2968 nib was an upgrade nib for "broad writing." When you find the sweet spot on the nib, it is a very smooth broad writer. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2111 Sheaffer Triumph Lifetime
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $99.99
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Vintage Pens: 2111: Sheaffer: Triumph Lifetime
As World War II drew to a close, most companies had a series of pens with victorious names. The Sheaffer Triumph went through many permutations. This is one of the rarer lever fillers, with the White Dot logo on the tail. Many of these pens were vacuum-piston fillers that were intended to last a lifetime but turned out not to last more than a couple years. The Triumph nib, with its intentionally upturned point, would remain in production on Sheaffer's TouchDowns and Snorkels. The 1/10th 14k gold-filled cap was a big upgrade, and it looks pretty good except for a dimple at the top, a little dent below and to the right of the clip and light wear. The barrel has a few deeper scratches and a little bulge at the tail and a smaller one around the middle of the barrel. We replaced the ink sac. The 14k gold nib writes a wet, firm extra-fine to fine line with a little feedback, as you get in most extra fines. Nice thick grip which makes for easier writing. 13.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2089 No Name Fountain Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $35.00
Vintage Pens: 2089: No Name Fountain Pen
Bright green, white and yellow stripes make this classic no name brand fountain pen look like something Dick Van Dyke might have written with in "Mary Poppins." It's a cheeky pen with a lot of life left in it. We replaced the ink sac. Its Iridium Tipped nib writes a very firm fine line. We suspect that this nib is a replacement from long ago. The cap and barrel have light wear but no cracks or serious blemishes. The clip seems to be on strong and tight. You can see the lever ring through the plastic, but every thing seems to be working well. It is a nice fat pen, which makes it easier to grip for longer periods without cramping your hand. 11.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2057 Esterbrook LJ-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 2057: Esterbrook: LJ-2668
Esterbrook fountain pens taught an entire generation how to write with an ink pen. Babyboomers were likely required by their schools to write with an Esterbrook fountain pen. Inexpensive and easily customized, pens such as this Esterbrook LJ come with an easily changed steel nib to fit any writing style or need. The nibs simply unscrewed from the pen and were replaced for less than a dollar. We restored this pale-green pen with a new ink sac. The pen was a daily user and features some wear, including a few small stains, which you can see at the tail of the pen in the photo. Click the headline for a closer look. The cap is a few shades of green different from the barrel. Possibly married. The steel 2668 nib was advertised as a "general writing" point, which writes a smooth medium when held at the sweet spot angle. No cracks. The clip isn't quite making contact with the barrel, where it slips into your pocket. 11.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1890 Waterman Desk Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $75.00
Vintage Pens: 1890: Waterman: Desk Pen
Everyone's got an empty base with no pen, but we've got the rare Waterman Desk Pen with no base! Restored with a new ink sac, this Waterman desk pen features a black hard rubber taper and exceptionally large section. The barrel is a black and pearl with some discoloration. Polish took out the worst of the chocolate hazing. There are remarkably few scratches or marks of wear. No cracks! The imprint is strong, and it lists the pen as made in Canada. The 14k gold nib is marked "Med. Rigid." It is definitely rigid, and more of a fine to fine-medium. Click the headline to see more. 20cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1025 Morrison’s Black Beauty
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $134.99  Was: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 1025: Morrison’s: Black Beauty
Morrison's fountain pens were a 2nd tier contender out of New York. Its vintage pen model "Black Beauty," photographed here, is clearly a nod to the famous novel, as there is a horse's head and neck engraved on the barrel in the logo. This pen would become known as the Patriot during World War II, but these 1930s models were made of black hard rubber, given golden trim accents and a steel nib. This model, has its original gold-plated steel nib! 90% or more of the plating is gone, but you can still see it in the stamped engraving. It writes a nice fine line without any pressure, but with pressure it gets a tad scratchy. We replaced the ink sac and the J-bar with a new, hand-fashioned brass one made in our shop. As the new J-bar doesn't put as much pressure against the lever filler, the lever is a little loose. No cracks, some chocolate hazing. The top of the cap has a great art nouveau topper in a deep, dark, yellowy-orange. 13.2cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 1017 Rexall Monogram
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $99.99
Vintage Pens: 1017: Rexall: Monogram
The Rexall Drug Store chain got in on the pen making business for a while, and this Rexall Monogram oversized fountain pen is the perfect example. As thick as a cigar and borrowing a bit of the pearl and black designs of Sheaffer and Parker, it is a handsome curio for any pen collection. This vintage pen has been fully restored with a new ink sac. There are no cracks, but there are plenty of little nicks and scratches. Brassing effects the clip a little and the cap rings. The clip also is a little loose. The 14k gold "Forever 6" nib appears to be original and writes a nice medium line with a little drag. 13.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: Parker LIMITED EDITION
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1980-present
Price: $2,000.00

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Vintage Pens: : Parker: LIMITED EDITION
LIMITED EDITION PARKER SNAKE GOLD FOUNTAIN PEN # 3399 .
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