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esterbrook lever-filler 9128 nib flexible nib vintage

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#1 gammada

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 02:29

Just got my first ever Esterbrook pen. Been reading a lot about the myriad variations of their nibs and how easy it is to replace/ switch them. So after spotting this pen on a local classified ad with the flexible fine 9128 nib, I just couldn't help but jump right into it.

 

The pen body is in a perfect shape with no dents, scratches or any other cosmetically-related issue. The cap is marked by an odd pattern (a press is my closest guess) and has minor rust just where the clip meets the cap body. But the seller kindly offered me another cap in a better condition for free, so on that front am all covered.

 

The sac was replaced recently as per the seller and I'm inclined to believe his word 'cause after the initial flushing, no ink came out off it.

 

The only two issues I've had so far are that the nib is quite scratchy when flexing (unlike my Parker flex 14k gold nib) and that I can't seem to find what pen model this is.

 

It looks quite a lot like a cartridge pen but it has a lever fill mechanism. The other models I've seen (J, Deluxe, Dollar, V-pen, don't resemble the pen that much.

 

Can you help me identify it?

 

Also, does anyone know when Esterbrook manufactured in Mexico and what products did they made here? I've seen a lot of vintage nibs for sale that were locally made.

 

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#2 Brian Anderson

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 06:21

Thats the lever full version of the CX-100, Ive Never found the actual model name for it. As for Mexico, 1940-50s for sure as they made standard J and icicle pens. Those are the only ones ive found. Id have to go back and check some of their ads, but I dont recall anything earlier than that.
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Posted 30 September 2018 - 19:47

Thats the lever full version of the CX-100, Ive Never found the actual model name for it. As for Mexico, 1940-50s for sure as they made standard J and icicle pens. Those are the only ones ive found. Id have to go back and check some of their ads, but I dont recall anything earlier than that.


Interesting! So this is not a Mexican-made pen?

BTW I visited your store on Monroe St. this past June. Love it!





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