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#1 Gatorade

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 18:12

I got a new Esterbrook over the weekend. It looks like a late model dollar pen. Please correct me if I am wrong.

Silver metal cap
Cartridge filling
Medium nib (No number, just says Medium Esterbrook made in USA)
Black body with a metal ring at the opening of the body where the section screws in.

It came with an empty Esterbrook cartridge. Cartridge has a yellow ring on the top that can come on and off.

Like I said I think it is a late model dollar pen as I saw an ebay auction for a lot of 12 new ones that were carded along with 6 cartridges and they were printed with $1 each on it.

What modern cartridges do these take? I can always refill the old cartridge with a syringe but if someone makes something compatible then it would be nice to have spares.

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 19:34

Not what we usualy refer to as a 'Dollar' pen. The real Dollar Pens were precursors to the J and others, and featured a clip with two holes in it, as well as no jewels. The top was formed by folding over the clip, the bottom was squared off celluloid.

Have a look at Brian Anderson's site for Estie ID help. http://www.esterbrook.net/

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 20:08

Not what we usualy refer to as a 'Dollar' pen. The real Dollar Pens were precursors to the J and others, and featured a clip with two holes in it, as well as no jewels. The top was formed by folding over the clip, the bottom was squared off celluloid.

Have a look at Brian Anderson's site for Estie ID help. http://www.esterbrook.net/

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I checked there. It wasn't on there at all. Looks like 50's-60's styling and like I said has a cartridge so that would date it as well. I am sure it is fairly common but most sites focus on the lever fillers rather than the newer cartridge fillers. I just haven't seen it on any of the regular sites dedicated to Esterbrook.
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 01:25

To the best of my knowledge there is no modern cartridge that fits the Esterbrook Cartridge Fountain Pen. Refilling cartridges is the way to go.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 01:54

Just FYI I won't be putting the 9555's on this one! I have other J series pens as well. Just got this one in a lot and thought it was interesting because it wasn't a lever filler.
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Posted 26 February 2006 - 05:34

If you find any old Wearever cartridges they should fit the Esterbrook for refilling, but like Estie carts, they're no longer made.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 19:12

To the best of my knowledge there is no modern cartridge that fits the Esterbrook Cartridge Fountain Pen. Refilling cartridges is the way to go.

Andy

yeah - these pens are too narrow to take the Sheaffer carts that will go in the CA101 (not sure about that number)

I have a red pen like yours and even the carts for it are hard to find because it's so much narrower than their other cartridge pen designs. Anyway - what I did was take what remained of an old Esterbrook cart and, cut off the nipple such that it is about 1/3" long, then attached a sac to it. I fill the pen just by squeezing the sac lenghthwise as best I can. Not a great solution but better than none. The one cart I had that fit the pen, eventually cracked.

It *is* a good little pen of course - given Esterbrook's wide range of nibs. And it's one of those pens I'd never sell.
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