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Here Are A Couple Restoration Attempts...

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#1 JDHudson

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 22:43

The red and chrome carries a fine nib and seems to be a mix between a deluxe and a cx-100.  I didn't smooth and polish the plastic yet, but I have cleaned everything up and replaced the sac.  Interestingly enough, it has a 12/64's neck on the section, so I used a size 12 sac.  I may replace with a necked 14 that I just picked up.

The second is a cleaned and polished LJ (?) that I spent a good bit of time on.  I think it turned out pretty good.  It has a 2668 firm medium nib, and writes a rather wet line.

Both write smooth as silk, the nibs are smooth and do not scratch a bit.

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#2 dennis_f

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 22:59

I love those copper LJs (I'm not familiar with the Esterbrook).  It looks like you did a great job -- in that, they both look like new.

 

Well done,

D.



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 23:58

Looks nice.  How long is the copper pen?  If it's 5", it's an LJ.  At 4.75", it will be an SJ.

 

The red pen is a CX-100.

http://www.esterbrook.net/cx100.shtml



#4 JDHudson

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 00:02

Looks nice.  How long is the copper pen?  If it's 5", it's an LJ.  At 4.75", it will be an SJ.

 

The red pen is a CX-100.

http://www.esterbrook.net/cx100.shtml

 

It is 5" on the money, so LJ it is!  Thanks for the direction on the CX-100.  I picked it up on eBay for next to nothing, so I should be good on it.  Reading the description in the webpage, I don't think I would have wanted to drop much money on it.



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Posted 16 May 2017 - 04:19

congrats on two successes.  :thumbup:


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