Esterbrook
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Vintage Pens: 3925 Esterbrook CH Purse Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: O
Price: $125.00
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 3925: Esterbrook: CH Purse Pen
Esterbrook Purse Pens are pretty in pink. Our Esterbrook CH is appears to be new old stock. It is absolutely clean, inside and out. No cracks, crisp imprint, tight clip. It has a fresh sac and is ready for writing. OMG! Best of all is its huge oblique stub nib! It is a rarer 2284 nib, and you will write some smooth line variation without a lot of effort. It isn't too late for this 1950s gem to be the perfect prize at the center of someone's Easter basket this year. 11.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3924 Esterbrook CH Purse Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $125.00
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 3924: Esterbrook: CH Purse Pen
Springtime is the best time to whip out those pastels. Be the height of fashion, even at 6-feet distance, with a new old stock set of Esterbrook CH Purse Pens in robin's egg blue! Your new set includes a vintage pen with a fresh ink sac and an upgraded steel 9556 nib. Write a firm, extra-fine to fine line. On the back of the cap, not seen in the photo, is the original price tag on the pen. Ditto for the pencil, Darling. Better yet, it is an early click pencil with a .9mm lead. It, too, is in great working order. Spare leads but no eraser hide under the tail cap. No wear on either writing instrument. Complete with box and papers.
Vintage Pens: 3923 Esterbrook J-Model
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $49.99
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Vintage Pens: 3923: Esterbrook: J-Model
Teaching an entire generation of Americans how to write with an ink pen was no easy task, but the Esterbrook J-model pen was up to the job. Millions of Baby Boomers remember being required to use an Esterbrook fountain pen for their work in high school. Easily customized with screw-out nibs in dozens of sizes and attractive colors made Esties an easy choice. We restored their smokey sapphire blue pen with a new ink sac. No cracks, crisp imprint, tight clip and minimal wear. Its only major flaw is chip in the tail jewel. Its steel 1554 nib writes a medium line with feedback, although it does have a sweet spot that is smoother. J-models were the wider gripped pens of the series. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3922 Esterbrook J-Model
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $39.99
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Vintage Pens: 3922: Esterbrook: J-Model
What is more important, flash and style or hard-working dependability? If you want a pen you can count on to be a true workhorse, try out an Esterbrook J-model pen from the 1950s. Built to be daily drivers, these were the preferred pens of high schools, secretaries, journalists, stenographers and other folks who lived and died by the pen. Easily personalized and customized with dozens of different screw-in nibs, this vintage pen comes with an upgraded 9550 steel nib. It is firm and sensitive as it scrawls an extra-fine line with a little feedback. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. The cap and barrel are crack-free, but they show moderate signs of wear. The tail "jewel" is chipped. J pens were the widest grip models in the J-series. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3921 Esterbrook J-Model
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: M
Price: $59.99
SOLD!
Vintage Pens: 3921: Esterbrook: J-Model
Like a freshly licked red lollipop on a sunny day, this Esterbrook J-model fountain pen gleams. A fully restored workhorse that helped to teach a generation of Baby Boomers how to write with an ink pen, our vintage pen shows a little wear from use, but that red still shines through. Crisp imprint, complete jewels, tight clip, new ink sac. This pen is ready to rock around the clock with you. Its steel 2668 nib writes a smooth medium line. Of course, the best part about these pens is that there are at least three dozen different nib styles you can screw into the grip for all of the personalization you can handle. This pen only comes with the 2668 nib, but plenty of other nib sizes can still be found in the wild. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3854 Esterbrook Franken J
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 3854: Esterbrook: Franken J
It's alive! It's alive! Somebody really wanted to keep this Esterbrook pen working. We think it is a combination of an SJ barrel in that wonderful, vibrant copper color, a black hard rubber section and a chrome SM cap! Whatever it is, we restored it with a new ink sac. There is some heavy scarring of the tail of the pen from posting. Its upgraded steel 9556 nib writes a firm, wet fine line with a little feedback. The cap only takes a 1/4 turn to snug tightly. 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3753 Esterbrook J-9460
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $59.99
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Vintage Pens: 3753: Esterbrook: J-9460
An insurance agent? A secretary? A businessman? A sales clerk? These are just some of the careers likely held by whomever once owned this Esterbrook J-model pen. Why those careers? Our fully restored vintage pen comes with a upgraded steel 9460 nib, which was advertised as a "manifold" or "rigid medium" nib designed for writing with carbon paper...the world's copying machine before copying machines were invented. As a whole pen, it is in great shape. No cracks, legible imprint, complete jewels, tight clip, only light surface wear. We installed a new ink sac. Click the headline for close-ups. You'll write a nice firm, smooth fine-medium line once you find its sweet spot. 12.7cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3741 Esterbrook LJ Icicle
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $79.99
Vintage Pens: 3741: Esterbrook: LJ Icicle
Esterbrook pens are best know as the brand of pens that taught an entire generation of Baby Boomers how to write. Easily customized and very affordable, these pens were often required by high schools and various trade schools. Our Esterbrook LJ model above is especially special because it is a rarer "grey icicle" model. Icicle pens had long striped designs, unlike the standard models. Our vintage pen looks as if it just rolled off the assembly line. No cracks, only the lightest traces of wear. Our favorite features on Esterbrooks is their removable, screw-out nibs. A steel 2668 nib graces this pen, and it writes a very smooth fine line. 12.8cm capped.
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