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Vintage Pens: 3692 Esterbrook SJ-1551
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
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Vintage Pens: 3692: Esterbrook: SJ-1551
American learned to write with Esterbrook. In the 1950s no pen brand was requested by more high schools and trade schools than Esterbrook. Affordable and easily customized with interchangeable nibs, these vintage pens were what the Baby Boomers used to "learn how to write with an ink pen." Our Esterbrook SJ (short J-model) is in excellent condition with only light wear from use. There's a teeny, tiny ship in the lip of the cap, but you can't see it unless you are looking extremely hard for it. No cracks. No deep, long scratches. The two plastic black jewels are in tact. The clip is on tightly. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. It comes with a steel 1551 nib that writes a reasonably smooth fine-medium line. Of course, it unscrews easily to be replaced by any other Esterbrook nib you might have. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3691 Esterbrook Nurse’s Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 3691: Esterbrook: Nurse’s Pen
Esterbrook Nurse's Pens are highly sought vintage writing instruments. Replicating a nurse's uniform in the 1950s, these white pens are nice editions. The red cap and tail jewels are nearly perfect without any chips or cracks. Aside from a little discoloring to a cream color, this vintage pen is in excellent condition without any cracks or other major blemishes. We replaced the ink sac, and the J-bar, which had cracked and fallen out. We made our own J-bar out of brass flashing. It works well, but it does allow the lever to dangle a little when upside down. You get an original Esterbrook box and a steel 2556 nib in the pen. It writes a nice wet medium line that is reasonably smooth for a steel nib. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3690 Esterbrook Unknown
Filling Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter
Era: 1960-1979
Price: $29.99
Vintage Pens: 3690: Esterbrook: Unknown
Esterbrook stayed on the cutting edge with cartridge pens, after their successful J-series run in the 1950s. We don't know the model name of this Esterbrook cartridge pen, but is is an early cartridge filler in grey and chrome. Although gently used, there are very few significant traces of wear on this vintage pen. Definitely no cracks or deep scratches. It even comes with an empty original cartridge, which is fortunate, as there are no longer any Esterbrook cartridges for sale brand new and full. It writes with a steel 1461 nib that is an uncharacteristically super smooth fine line in our hands. That weird dunces cap shaped plastic thing in front of the pen was wedged in the section. We don't know if that was meant to regulate inkflow through the pen, but you get it with the pen, just in case. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3689 Esterbrook LJ-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 3689: Esterbrook: LJ-2668
What brand taught the more Americans how to write with an ink pen in the 1950s? Esterbrook! Baby Boomers were required at many high schools and business schools to use Esterbrook pens. From customizable nibs that easily unscrew to handsome color schemes at affordable pricing, there is a lot to love. We restored this copper-colored Esterbrook LJ pen with a new ink sac. It comes with a steel 2668 nib that writes a medium line. It is a little scratchy, but it is better than many Esterbrooks. No cracks, deep scratches or other major blemishes. Tail and cap jewels are whole, and the clip is on tight. 12.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3392 Esterbrook J-9556
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 3392: Esterbrook: J-9556
Remember that thing called the phone company? The biggie was Bell, as in Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the old contraptions that didn't play movies, music or send telegrams called texts. This Esterbrook J-model pen once belonged to Bell Systems. It is tattooed to the other side of this pen. Imagine if your job provided you with a customizable fountain pen today! This one got plenty of work, as you can tell by the heavy wear all over it. Still, we restored it with a new ink sac and shined it up as best we could. No cracks! However, the cap jewel is pretty badly chipped, and the clip spins freely...even though it won't fall off. The steel 9556 nib is an upgrade nib, and it writes a firm, fine, fluid line without any glitches. It does have a little feedback, but it isn't scratchy. You just feel the paper under the nib. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3425 Esterbrook J-9314M
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $69.99
Vintage Pens: 3425: Esterbrook: J-9314M
Here's your chance for an affordable exotic nib. It is a steel Esterbrook 9314 Medium, which is an oblique stub! You can write a little more than 1mm wide at its thickest, and it will do so fairly smoothly. It is out of practice and needs a little breaking in to get past some initial hard starts. It comes in a very handsome minty green Esterbrook J-model pen. This is the widest of the J-series pens. You can find a few blemishes, but they are easily overwhelmed by the gleaming finish of the pen. No cracks. Its biggest fault is a pocket clip that spins freely. It is on securely, it just spins. The cap jewel is great, but the tail jewel is chipped...maybe 20% gone. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3169 Esterbrook 444 Dipless Pen
Filling Mechanism: Dip)
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
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Vintage Pens: 3169: Esterbrook: 444 Dipless Pen
Give your bed-and-breakfast, church or small business a classic vibe with a dip pen to sign the register. The pen is called "dipless" because its holder is an inkwell, and you have to dip it less because it always rests in ink. The dip/holder is an inkwell that keeps the pen wet and ready to fill out a check or other brief writing experience. The glass base is New Old Stock. The black cover has its original price sticker. It has not seen ink, as the instructions are still under the black part, which you must pry off to fill. The pen is dip only, and it comes complete with an upgraded 2968 nib, which we haven't dipped as it also appears to be NOS. Click the headline for a close-up photo. Complete with original box and instructions!
Vintage Pens: 2895 Esterbrook Cracked Ice Light Ivory
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939
Price: $799.99
Vintage Pens: 2895: Esterbrook: Cracked Ice Light Ivory
Esterbrook fans can really geek out on this gorgeous pen and pencil SET! Yep. It is nearly a perfect Esterbrook Cracked Ice Dollar Pen in "light ivory." No actual cracks. It is stunning. Fully restored with a new ink sac, its only flaws are nearly invisible to the eye. However, you can feel some light scratches and shallow chew marks near the tail. The only discoloration appears to be a little ink staining that got between the inner cap and outer cap. The pencil is in perfect working order with a 1.1mm lead and a hardened eraser under the tail cap. The fountain pen's nib is the older, rarer 3000 series! It is a 3556 Osmiridium Tip that is a little wonky in the photo and scratchy, but it is so rare that it is worth taking to a better nib meister than us. Click the headline for close-ups.
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