Esterbrook
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Vintage Pens: 4577 Esterbrook Desk Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $59.99
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Vintage Pens: 4577: Esterbrook: Desk Pen
Dress up your desk with one of the top-selling pens of the 1950s, an Esterbrook Desk Pen. This is essentially an Esterbrook J-model pen with an 8-ball-esque holder. We don't think this pen has every been used. It has a still factory-fresh original Esterbrook-marked ink sac. We filled the pen with water, and there was no color when we emptied it. The pen shows some light wear. Its base only has wear around the steel accent ring. The original black felt is on the bottom of the base reading "Esterbrook / Desk Set / No. 112 / Made in U.S.A." Its 1550 nib is like writing with the corner of a razor blade. It is extra fine and it digs into the paper. Luckily these nibs unscrew and are very interchangeable. International shipping might cost extra to account for the size and weight.
Vintage Pens: 4570 Esterbrook SJ-1550 N.O.S.
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $69.99
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Vintage Pens: 4570: Esterbrook: SJ-1550 N.O.S.
Teaching America how to write with an ink pen in the 1950s, Esterbrook SJ-models such as this New Old Stock piece were among the most requested by teachers in high schools and shorthand schools. Easily customized with more than 3 dozen nibs to suit many individual tasks, these pens were very popular. Our set comes with an still stickered fountain pen that we restored with a new ink sac. This vintage pen is in mint condition...and a minty green color. It comes with a still-stickered NOS TTJ pencil to match. The pencil appears to work but is missing its .9mm leads and eraser. We think the missing eraser might explain why the clicker part is sunken into the pencil. You will write a whisper-thin extra-fine line with the pens original 1550 steel nib that has a little feedback.
Vintage Pens: 4545 Esterbrook Transition
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $69.99
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Vintage Pens: 4545: Esterbrook: Transition
As Esterbrook moved from Dollar Pens to J-model pen, it found it had more Dollar Pen barrels than caps. As such, they began putting the new J-model cap to the Dollar Pen barrels until they ran out of barrels. These late 1940s pens are known as Esterbrook Transition pens. Our minty green vintage pen has no cracks and minimal wear. We restored it with a new ink sac. Its greatest feature is the steel 2668 nib. It writes a surprisingly smooth fine-medium line. 12.3cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4503 Esterbrook M2 Set
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 4503: Esterbrook: M2 Set
Esterbrook picked up the popular aerometric filling system started by Parker in the 1950s. Our Esterbrook M2 is new old stock from 1958. It is a red pen-and-pencil set, and the pen still has its pricing sticker. Unfortunately, these caps have an unfortunate habit of splitting. The fountain pen has a 3/4-inch split from the lip just to the left of the clip. The rest of the pen is in mint condition with a working ink sac. Instructions on the filler say it fills in three squeezes. Its steel 1555 Gregg nib writes a surprisingly smooth extra fine line. Its matching pencil is likewise in mint condition without a split in the cap. Twist the tail cap to advance and retract its .9mm lead. Pen measures 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4375 Esterbrook Dollar Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 4375: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen
Esterbrook Dollar Pens are always a little bit of a rare treat, but check out the rare triple-incised bands at the bottom of the cap. Click the headline for a close-up. We restored this pen with a new ink sac. The outside of the cap and barrel show a little wear from use. No cracks and the clip is on tightly. We missed it initially, but there's a pock mark on the flat tail of the barrel. Cigarette burn? Not sure. You'll write a firm, fine line with its upgraded 9556 nib. These were Esterbrook's top-of-the-line nibs. Of course, if you don't like it, the best part about these pens is that the nibs screw out, and there are at least 3 dozen alternate point sizes to choose from. Plus, this comes with a matching click pencil. Actually, pencil tail cap seems married to the barrel. Works. .9mm lead. Pen measures 12.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4245 Esterbrook Dollar Pen Set
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 4245: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen Set
Esterbrooks became a household favorite starting with the Dollar Pen line. Esterbrook Dollar Pens were affordable, easy to maintain and even easier to customize to one's own personal writing experience with cheap and easily replaced nibs. However, there's nothing cheap or ordinary about the steel 3556 nib on this vintage pen. It is a rare sunburst nib from the 3000s' series! These early nibs are very hard to find, and it writes a beautiful fine line that has a little feedback that we don't find distracting at all. A lovely writer. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. No cracks, minimal wear. Strong imprint on this copper-color pen. Its matching pencil is a few shades lighter and is a working click lead-advance systems. It uses and comes with a couple of spare 1.1mm leads. Click the headline for close-ups. No eraser. Pen is the larger size, measuring 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4238 Esterbrook Dollar Pen Set
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: XF
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 4238: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen Set
Ruby red Esterbrook Dollar Pens are a little rarer than the other colors. This is the shorter version of the Dollar Pen, but the pencil is the standard "P" model. We restored the pen with a new ink sac. There are no cracks, but it shows some wear from use. Its steel 1550 nib writes an extra-fine line with some feedback. Basically, it is fine enough to be an accountant's nib! The pencil is in better cosmetic condition and works great. An early click pen, it comes with extra 1.1mm leads. No eraser. Pen measures 11.1mm capped.
Vintage Pens: 4235 Esterbrook Dollar Pen Set
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1930-1939   Fountain Pen Nib Size: F
Price: $149.99
Vintage Pens: 4235: Esterbrook: Dollar Pen Set
Sunburst nibs are rare treasures for Esterbrook collectors. Click the headline to see a close up of the sunburst 3556 "Osmiridium Tip" nib on our Esterbrook Dollar Pen set. We restored this handsome grey vintage pen with a new ink sac. No cracks, only minor wear from use. Its matching pencil is also on the rare side, as it is an early clicker lead-advance pencil. No eraser, but it has spare 1.1mm leads. Back to the fountain pen, its nib has some loss of luster on the nib. However, the nib writes a nice fine line with a little feedback. Pen measures 12.1cm capped.
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