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#1 PenHero

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Posted 27 January 2019 - 21:00

Hi, Folks!

 

We just received a shipment of these pens and began photographing them.  They look so much nicer in person and have a definite late 1950s vibe, evoking the metal cap Safari.  Esterbrook dealers should have these pens in stock now.

 

This is the new Esterbrook Phaeton 300R Signal Red fountain pen.  It's 5 1/2 inches long and features a gold plated hooded stainless steel medium nib.  The barrel comes in vintage looking acrylic colors including Signal Red, Mineral Blue, Spruce Green and Midnight Black.  The pull off cap is brushed chrome plated metal with a long gold plated clip and the cap top finial matches the barrel color.  It uses a removable plunger style filling system which acts like a syringe to draw ink from the bottle.  Retail price is $85.

 

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Posted 30 January 2019 - 10:30

I'd be interested in seeing if this is close to the original Phaeton pens.   It at least has a similar look and the nib appears to be about right.   



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Posted 31 January 2019 - 00:46

Hi, Folks!

 

This is the new Esterbrook Phaeton 300R Mineral Blue fountain pen.  It's 5 1/2 inches long and features a gold plated hooded stainless steel medium nib.  The barrel comes in vintage looking acrylic colors including Signal Red, Mineral Blue, Spruce Green and Midnight Black.  The pull off cap is brushed chrome plated metal with a long gold plated clip and the cap top finial matches the barrel color.  It uses a removable plunger style filling system which acts like a syringe to draw ink from the bottle.  Retail price is $85.

 

EsterbrookPheatonBlue_1280_01.jpg

 

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Posted 31 January 2019 - 00:47

I'd be interested in seeing if this is close to the original Phaeton pens.   It at least has a similar look and the nib appears to be about right.   

 

You can see the original ones here:

 

http://www.esterbroo...t/phaeton.shtml



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Posted 01 February 2019 - 20:47

FYI.  The new Esterbrook Phaeton is not made in India.  It is not a rebranded Kanwrite.  It's made in Taiwan.

 

We had discussions with Kenro, and thought I would pass this along.

 

It's not a rebranded version of an existing pen.  The cap is designed so it won’t scratch the section of the pen.  It has an inner seal to keep the nib wet and not dry out.  The barrel is made from an acrylic that is buffed to a high polish and does not emit an odor like some cheap plastics.  The clip is new and only used on this pen.  The nib is also a new design and only on this pen.



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Posted 02 February 2019 - 16:55

I have one of the original Phaeton pens, and I've noted a lot of similarities to Venus pens of that time.



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Posted 02 February 2019 - 22:30

Hi, Folks!

 

This is the new Esterbrook Phaeton 300R Spruce Green fountain pen.  The original Phaeton 300 cartridge / converter pen was announced by Esterbrook in September 1964 and advertisements by dealers for the new pen continued through at least 1966.  The original pen came in red, blue, gray and black with extra fine, fine, medium and broad gold plated hooded nibs and retailed for $2.95.  The new Pheaton 300R is 5 1/2 inches long and features a gold plated hooded stainless steel medium nib.  The barrel comes in vintage looking acrylic colors including Signal Red, Mineral Blue, Spruce Green and Midnight Black.  The pull off cap is brushed chrome plated metal with a long gold plated clip and the cap top finial matches the barrel color.  It uses a removable plunger style filling system which acts like a syringe to draw ink from the bottle.  Retail price is $85.

 

PheatonGreen_1280_01.jpg

 

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 22:35

This is an ad from The Baltimore Sun on August 24, 1965.

 

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 22:55

I hope these new pens work better than the classic Phaetons from back in the day. 


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 16:44

My spruce green is well-made and wrote very smoothly right out of the box

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 21:31

Hi, Folks!
 

This is the new Esterbrook Phaeton 

300R 

Spruce Green fountain pen.  The original Phaeton 

300 cartridge / converter pen was announced by Esterbrook in September 1964 and advertisements by dealers for the new pen continued through at least 1966.  The original pen came in red, blue, gray and black with extra fine, fine, medium and broad gold plated hooded nibs and retailed for $2.95.  The new Pheaton 300R is

 5 1/2 inches long and features a gold plated hooded stainless steel medium nib.  The barrel comes in vintage looking acrylic colors including Signal Red, Mineral Blue, Spruce Green and Midnight Black.  The pull off cap is brushed chrome plated metal with a long gold plated clip and the cap top finial matches the barrel color.  It uses a removable plunger style filling system which acts like a syringe to draw ink from the bottle.  Retail price is $85.
 

PheatonGreen_1280_01.jpg

 

Thanks!

$2.95 in 1966 would be $23 today adjusted for inflation. I would buy it for $23.
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 21:36

For this price I got myself Sailor 1911 Standard. Beautiful nib.
This Esterbrook is very much the style I like. But it shouldnt cost more than a Lamy Al Star. So I will pass.
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 22:31

For this price I got myself Sailor 1911 Standard. Beautiful nib.
This Esterbrook is very much the style I like. But it shouldnt cost more than a Lamy Al Star. So I will pass.

 

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 06:56

FYI.  The new Esterbrook Phaeton is not made in India.  It is not a rebranded Kanwrite.  It's made in Taiwan.

 

We had discussions with Kenro, and thought I would pass this along.

 

It's not a rebranded version of an existing pen.  The cap is designed so it won’t scratch the section of the pen.  It has an inner seal to keep the nib wet and not dry out.  The barrel is made from an acrylic that is buffed to a high polish and does not emit an odor like some cheap plastics.  The clip is new and only used on this pen.  The nib is also a new design and only on this pen.

Thank you for the information.Similar look, different materials.



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Posted 05 August 2019 - 21:29

Hi, Folks!

 
Thought I would post a vintage one for comparison:
 
This is an Esterbrook Phaeton 300 blue fountain pen c. 1964-1966.  It's 5 5/16 inches long and features a gold plated hooded stainless steel fine nib.  The barrel and section are made of matching color plastic that came in red, blue, gray or black.  The section features a painted on logo that reminds of the inlay on the Parker 61 section.  The pull off cap is polished chrome plated metal with fine banded engraving a has long chrome plated clip.  The cap top is dished.  It uses cartridges, two of which were included with the pen.  A removable 75 cent value converter was available to the buyer for free by returning a card included with the pen.  The fountain pen sold for $2.95 and the pen and pencil set sold for $5.00.
 
EsterbrookPhaeton300Blue_2048_01.jpg
 
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Posted 06 August 2019 - 23:41

Nice Looking pen.  Looks more like my original Phaeton of old.


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Posted 07 August 2019 - 00:46

Hi, Folks!

 
Here is another vintage one for comparison:
 
This is an Esterbrook Phaeton 300 red fountain pen c. 1964-1966.  It's 5 5/16 inches long and features a gold plated hooded stainless steel fine nib.  The barrel and section are made of matching color plastic that came in red, blue, gray or black.  The section features a painted on logo that reminds of the inlay on the Parker 61 section.  The pull off cap is polished chrome plated metal with fine banded engraving a has long chrome plated clip.  The cap top is dished.  It uses cartridges, two of which were included with the pen.  A removable 75 cent value converter was available to the buyer for free by returning a card included with the pen.  The fountain pen sold for $2.95 and the pen and pencil set sold for $5.00.
 
EsterbrookPhaeton300Red_2048_01.jpg
 
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Posted 07 August 2019 - 01:23

They do look nice. I just wish they offered them with gold nibs

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 19:31

Hi, Folks!

 
This is an Esterbrook Phaeton 300 gray fountain pen c. 1964-1966.  It's 5 5/16 inches long and features a gold plated hooded stainless steel fine nib.  The barrel and section are made of matching color plastic that came in red, blue, gray or black.  The section features a painted on logo that reminds of the inlay on the Parker 61 section.  The pull off cap is polished chrome plated metal with fine banded engraving a has long chrome plated clip.  The cap top is dished.  It uses cartridges, two of which were included with the pen.  A removable 75 cent value converter was available to the buyer for free by returning a card included with the pen.  The fountain pen sold for $2.95 and the pen and pencil set sold for $5.00.
 
EsterbrookPhaeton300Gray_2048_01.jpg
 
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Posted 09 August 2019 - 02:58

Of interest might be that there are desk lens too.
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