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#1 BernieC

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 20:54

I have two Esties that require a cartridge. They both have used cartridges but they are starting to wear and soon will be leaking.
Does anyone know of a replacement for the Esterbrook cartridge or a converter that can be used. I know the originals are difficult to find.
Thanks for any clues.
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I currently fill the originals using a syringe.

Edited by BernieC, 08 September 2017 - 20:56.

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#2 gregamckinney

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 01:15

Esterbrook cartridges can sometimes be found on ebay.

I have also heard some folks report success with Sheaffer cartridges, depending on which Esterbrook pen (I believe it is a very tight fit in the barrel.)

 

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#3 BernieC

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Posted 09 September 2017 - 11:28

I keep an eye on eBay but so far no luck.
Sheaffer carts will work but very hard to remove.
Thanks for the info.
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 22:29

Look at how the cartridge fits into the barrel.

If you have enough clearance around the cartridge, you can make a bulb filler.

  • Cut the cartridge about 1/4-3/8 inch beyond the section.
  • Shellac an ink sac on the cartridge.

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#5 BernieC

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 14:31

ac12 thanks for the suggestion and I will give it a try.
Although using the syringe seems to be working for me for now.
Cheers
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#6 pajaro

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 00:35

I used shellac to secure an ink sac into the section of one of these.

 

I used a Lamy cartridge in another.

 

I am more likely to use a Phaeton, which I bought with a working converter.

 

Also:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...88AAOSwpLNYBAgj

 

http://www.ebay.com/...L0AAOSwT6pVnXZN

 

http://www.ebay.com/...A8AAOSw-0xYYX~o

 

Some other ebay cartridge offerings and a cartridge pen with 2 cartridges.

 

I am exercising restraint from buying the pen.  $24.99 from a seller I know to be good.


Edited by pajaro, 13 September 2017 - 01:18.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:43

I have purchased many pens from the seller of the wonder writer.
If you bought the pen, would you put it into service, or keep it on the card?
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 13:00

I would leave it on the card for a long while while agonizing about using it.  I rarely use Esterbrooks these days.  Too many pens.  Most of them are dustables.


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Posted 23 September 2017 - 14:02

I happen to  have a few Esterbrook  New Cartridges available

if interested contact me   via PM


penfancier1915@hotmail.com

 

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