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What Is This That Stands Before Me?

esterbrook questions cx100 threads

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#1 algodonzo

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:43

I just bought what I think is a cx100 at the flea market (it would be my very first Esterbrook). It is a solid blue lever filler, all soft plastic including the section. The cap is loose and the threads are worn out and it came with a 9550 nib. Cost me a little less than 5 dollars. Does it sound like a cx100? Is there any hope of fixing the threads? Did I pay too much? Thanks for your help guys!

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#2 Sasha Royale

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:50

Not much information in your description of the pen.  How about photos ?  Dimensions ?  

 

The Esterbrook 9550 nib , in good condition, is worth $5.


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Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#3 pensive1

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:57

I know nothing about Esterbrooks....



#4 algodonzo

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 04:17

Let's see... http://es.tinypic.co...?pic=dqq7ur&s=8

I hope I did it right? It's the first time I've linked to an image here. Please excuse the lack of quality, I only have my cellphone's camera. Uncapped it is 135 mm, capped it's 149. There is a lever, and it works okay. Thanks.

#5 estie1948

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:13

I am not sure, but it does look something like a C101. However, I am almost certain that the C101s were cartridge fill pens or had a squeeze aerometric fill, but were not lever fill pens. Also, their caps were not metal, but matched the pen body. The clip on the cap, which does not show in your photo, should say Esterbrook on it. Also, the section looks wrong for an Esterbrook. So, I don't think it is an Esterbrook fountain pen. Esterbrook nibs are sometimes placed in other pens. Still I am not an Esterbrook expert by any stretch of the imagination.

 

Still and all, at $5, since it fills with ink, has an Esterbrook 9550 nib, and works, I'd say you got one heck of a good deal!

 

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#6 algodonzo

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 05:21

The clip on the cap, which does not show in your photo, should say Esterbrook on it. Also, the section looks wrong for an Esterbrook. So, I don't think it is an Esterbrook fountain pen. Esterbrook nibs are sometimes placed in other pens. Still I am not an Esterbrook expert by any stretch of the imagination.

 

Still and all, at $5, since it fills with ink, has an Esterbrook 9550 nib, and works, I'd say you got one heck of a good deal!

 

David.

It does say so. And knowing now of the nib, I guess I didn't waste my money then! I'll try to look more into it. Thanks :)







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