The fountain pen is available in extra fine, fine, medium, and broad. Introducing the Estie ‘Sparkle’. The J weighs approximately 15gms capped and 10gms uncapped. I’ve developed quite a collection of these. The “J” was Esterbrook’s sleek and suave, classic pocket pen that appealed to the practicality of the times. The nib is stainless steel nib in rhodium or gold plating, depending on pen hardware and nib options are extra fine, fine, medium, broad and stub 1.1. Nurse Pen Question? When possible, links or descriptions of the item's backstory are included, Esterbrook Purse (or Pastel) Pens, Size CH. There are no cracks in the cap lip, strong imprint. It will be available soon and should be priced similarly to the converter that was available for the Estie. The hooded, gold-plated medium nib fountain pen features a ‘plunger style’ filling system. I know the next question on many pen aficionados minds will be “Does the JR Pocket Pen have a converter to accept vinta ge Esterbrook nibs?” I spoke with Esterbook/Kenro and the answer is that the converter for the JR Pocket Pen is in production. I matched my ink to the pen body using an older Pen BBS ink but only discovered after I photographed everything that the ink is not currently in production. The color of the Carmine Red is much closer to the warm Tempo Red than the more rich, striated wine red of the SJ. The PayPal Credit account is issued by Synchrony Bank. - posted in Esterbrook: Hello-I attended my first ever pen show yesterday. From left to right: Lady’s Dollar Pen, pastel or CH pen, SJ, full-sized Dollar Pen, shorter Dollar Pen (not actually called an SJ at that point, but similar), the green and black are both Transitional (flat bottom), the JR Pocket Pen, LJ, J, and Deluxe. Not sure what optical effect is going on there! As you can see, the JR Pocket Pen is very similarly sized to the J and the LJ as the name would suggest. I want to continue to try to save and maintain vintage objects as long as we can but I also want to make the aesthetic available to wider audiences and if that is easier through retro creations, as long as they are done well and thoughtfully, I wholeheartedly support them. Get the item you ordered or get your money back. Don’t overlook the rollerballs. 1950's ESTERBROOK FOUNTAIN PEN LAVENDER PASTEL Nib Size 1551 Made in The USA, Vintage Red Esterbrook Cartridge Fountain Pen, With Cartridge, Medium Nib, RARE NOS Esterbrook Pastel Pink "Purse Pen" Fountain Pen - 1950's - Never Inked, Vintage Esterbrook Purse Pen, Pale Yellow, 9460 Nib Restored, New Sac, “A clean pen in working condition. 1862 Esterbrook moves his company to 75 John St in NYC. The Composition Notebook has been a top seller for manufacturers since it arrived in the US from France in 1887, due to its approachable, humble nature and its accessibility anywhere school and office supplies can be found. In 1935, the company introduced its “ Dollar Pen,” priced at $1.00 or $1.50. Delivery times may vary, especially during peak periods. Quantities are limited. View cart for details. $70.00 / 1. The cap band on the JR is a wider, smooth band with the Esterbrook logo type etched into it rather than the ridged, thinner ring of the original bands. Qualifying purchases could enjoy No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more. 1967 saw the brand acquired by the Venus Pencil Company. When digging through a box of ancient pens at an antique or thrift store, the Esterbrooks are immediately distinguishable from Wearever, Eberhard-Faber, and all those other no-name dollar pens. Tim McKenzie is a custom Alumilite blank maker who wanted to separate himself in the marketplace. Recently revived, this iconic brand has a heritage of design and quality. Of course, there will also be sacrifices required to accomplish goals and things that you and I, as consumers, and Esterbrook, as a company, might have wanted to keep but, for one reason or another, could not be accomplished. In fashion, retro is a term used often when clothes are made in the style of a previous time but in new material, sizes and with other modern considerations in mind. This gem of a pen has had a glitzy makeover and is Esterbrook’s most ambitious Estie to date. Those in the vintage community are of two minds about retro fashion: some love it because it create inclusivity (original vintage items are hard to find, often expensive, require special care and don’t always fit everyone’s needs) and others think they are an abomination (we’ve all heard these arguments in the pen community too. By 1896, Esterbrook opened an additional manufacturing plant in Birmingham, England. Using novel technology as well as aggressive marketing he was able to grow Esterbrook into the largest pen company in the world. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. All Rights Reserved. The cap end has an embedded metal disc with the Esterbrook X etched into it while the bottom end has a larger metal cap with no markings or decoration. ... Esterbrook Pen Nibs In Collectible Esterbrook Fountain Pens. They do. IN THE ESTERBROOK SERIES. Ice cream parlors were a gathering place on warm summer nights and soda fountains were long counters with swivel seats in pharmacies and five and dimes. Esterbrook, America's Original Pen Company was established in 1858. Did it land where it needed to in regards to price? Smaller, not small. In the Esterbrook Pen Nook was the final stop for color comparison between the JR Pocket Pen and my two red vintage Esterbrooks: a Tempo Red Purse Pen and an SJ. I’m not sure. To me this JR is obnoxiously expensive (and not even that handsome). Try one for yourself and be a part of this American tradition. $50.00 / 1. The pen fills with either cartridge or the included converter. The fountain pen body is a typical size and weight. The Epic Refill Reference Guide: Rollerball, Gel and Ballpoints, Our FREE Downloadable Guide Sheets: Turn a Blank Notebook into a Lined Notebook. The JR Pocket Pen measures 4.875″ (12.4 cm) closed, 6″ (15.2cm) posted and 4.625″ (11.8cm) unposted. Esterbrook, America's Original Pen Company was established in 1858. It weighs approximately 20gms capped and 13 gms uncapped with a full converter. Vanilla ice cream, homemade hot fudge, a sprinkle of peanuts, a swirl of whipped cream, and most important of all, a cherry on top. Each fountain pen and matching rollerball are made using 1960’s inspired acrylic colors specially produced for Esterbrook. A cushioned cap closure provides a secondary seal to ensure an always ready wet nib. A Beginner's Dive into Ring-Bound Planners: Part 2 - Planner Sizes. Items on the site may be new old stock (NOS), repaired, restored, or on consignment. The Esterbrook Phaeton reenters the market reborn as the Phaeton 300R. : ). Select PayPal Credit at checkout to have the option to pay over time. Recently revived, this iconic brand has a heritage of design and quality.