Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler

  
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Vintage Pens: 2917 Carter’s 4125
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $249.99
Vintage Pens: 2917: Carter’s: 4125
Carter's Inx were a legendary ink manufacturer, and it branched out into fountain pen manufacturing in 1926. This is an early mottled orange hard rubber vintage pen. The flat tail end is marked 4125. It is a full-sized but not oversized fountain pen. There is very little wear on the pen, but the main barrel imprint is weak and there is some brassing on the cap bands and clip. The pen has been restored with a fresh ink sac. The original 14k gold nib writes a very nice fine line AND it is a semi-FLEX. It takes a little pressure to get it to flex, so it definitely isn't a wet noodle. No cracks. 13cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2809 Esterbrook SJ--Grey Icicle
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 2809: Esterbrook: SJ--Grey Icicle
Esterbrook pens hold a special place in the hearts of Americans who grew up in the 1950s. Preferred, and even demanded, by many high schools and professional schools, these pens taught the Baby Boomers how to write with a fountain pen. Our Esterbrook SJ-Icicle in grey is in nearly perfect condition. There are no cracks, dents or serious cosmetic problems. It even has a strong imprint! We restored this pen with a fresh ink sac. An upgraded 9550 nib graces this vintage pen, as it writes a nice fine line with a light touch. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2811 Esterbrook SJ-1551
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 2811: Esterbrook: SJ-1551
Esterbrook pens taught an entire generation of Americans how to write with an ink pen. Baby Boomers were often mandated by their high school teachers, stenography teachers and journalism instructors to use this brand that was bother affordable and easy to modify with interchangeable, screw-in nibs. Our rarer copper-colored Esterbrook SJ model is the shortest of the 3 J-series pens. Luckily, good things come in small packages! Hardly any wear shows on this pen that also has a good clean imprint. We restored it with a new ink sac. The steel 1551 nib was advertised as a "student" nib. It writes a smooth medium line in its sweet spot range but can grab at the paper a little on some ascenders and descenders. 12cm capped.
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
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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: 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.
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