I got this really lovely Copper Esterbrook Model J, with an uninked NOS 9668 Medium nib:
AND.... I also got this Green Dollar Pen, with a 2314-M Relief Medium Stub:
Both are nicely restored, with new sacs, all very clean and beautiful. What lovely pens! I am so happy! It's just such a privilege to hold a seventy-year-old pen in my hand and have it look so beautiful and well-cared-for.
I just inked them up, and here's my impression. The 9668 medium is smooth and precise. It will make a great, easy journal writer. But I have to say, the 2314 Medium Stub is just exceptional. One of the nicest, easiest writing, smoothest stub nibs I've ever used. Lovely! I could absolutely use this nib as a daily writer - it makes my handwriting look really terrific, without being an extreme italic. I really love it. Inked up with some Stipula Musk Green, to match the pen. Beautiful shading with this ink. Wonderful!
Thanks to Betty and Bill McCluskey, the eBay sellers. The pens are even lovelier, and in better condition than I imagined they would be. They look virtually brand new. Exactly as advertised, and a great value. I'm really pleased!
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Edited by EKE, 28 December 2012 - 16:26.