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#1 AAAndrew

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 14:20

So, I was cruising through the treasure trove of later Esterbrook articles on Newspapers.com and ran across this one talking about the introduction of the Wonderiter.

https://www.newspape...k_wonder_riter/

It sounds like a stiffer felt tip. I cant say Ive ever seen one of these pens. Im familiar with the felt riter, but this is a new one on me. Anyone have pictures? More info?

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 23:30

It sounds like it might be a porous plastic point pen.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 00:04

I wonder if it's the pen I just got.  It looks like a CX-100, complete with the cartridge and screw-in nib, but it's a screw-in felt tip and not a true nib.  The barrel has no imprint.

 

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#4 AAAndrew

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 00:11

Based on the Pendemonium.com offering of the pen tips that looks like one.

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Posted 08 May 2018 - 20:34

Some Wonderwriter pics. These cartridges fit the normal M2 pen and I have an original cardboard display and 12ish pens that went with it (cannot find the photos of this - will update).

 

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Edited by IanSims, 08 May 2018 - 20:40.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 22:00

Cool! Thanks!

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 14:48

The other photos are as follows. (Some of them need editing.)

 

One of the main differences between this and a normal ?CX100 pen? is that the cap has two clips to the side which I don't believe are present on the other type.

 

These pens are nice to write with (as are nearly all Esterbrooks) and the tip is white and flexible to the touch. They remind me of soft "nylon" fude felt tips being sold from Japan/China today.

 

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Edited by IanSims, 09 May 2018 - 14:51.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 22:54

not seen one of these before

 

 thanks for sharing

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