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Replacement Cap For Esterbrook J In Green

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#1 IndigoFiberCottage

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Posted 27 June 2017 - 22:27

Hello, I recently bought a nice enough Esterbrook J pen body with an intact bottom jewel and a 1554 nib in decent shape. Only trouble is, this pen had no cap. I've been looking on eBay and Etsy for folks that have a cap to sell with no luck. FPN looked like a great place to advertise for said cap, but I'm not allowed to post in classifieds until I'm a Gold Member. So, I'm asking here if anyone has a spare parts cap that they are willing to sell at a fair price. If push comes to shove, I am willing to buy a cap that doesn't match color-wise and just call it a Frankenpen! I just want to have a complete pen in hand some day. I had success with putting a new sac in an Esterbrook desk pen, so with that under my belt, I wanted to also gain experience by putting a new sac in this pen. However, a pen without a cap... Thank you FPN members for any help you can give me.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 02:08

Warning, you need to have a source of dry heat.

Some Esterbrook sections are hard stuck in the body, and need the assistance of heat to "slightly" soften the body so that the section can be removed.

And when I say "slightly" I mean slightly and carefully.  Too much heat and you will soften and bend the pen, or even ignite the pen  :(

 

Look on eBay for junkers that may have a good cap.

That is how I get my spare parts.


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#3 IndigoFiberCottage

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 16:13

Yes, the section in this pen is stuck in there well and good! I've used my hair dryer to gently heat that area but it is being SO stubborn! The section turns and comes out about 1 or 2 mm but it won't come out any further. I used a q-tip to push some silicone grease into the gap then used the hair dryer heat to maybe let the grease ooze down into the stuck area but that hasn't helped yet.  

 

I have looked at eBay for spare parts pens, but on the ones I've seen so far, it's the caps that are bad. I keep looking, though!



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 22:56

What color did you need?



#5 FarmBoy

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 02:21

What color did you need?

Avocado mackerel streaker.
Esterbrook called it green.
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Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:35

Avocado mackerel streaker.
Esterbrook called it green.

 

Ahhh...it helps to actually read the topic title.  I may only have the Sage Swirl, but it could be close...



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 21:26

 

Ahhh...it helps to actually read the topic title.  I may only have the Sage Swirl, but it could be close...

You know how to determine if you have a Sage Swirl...


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