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My Second Estie: Transition Model J


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#1 howdydave

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 02:44

OK...  i had to get another one.

This one has a 1551 student nib.

 

I liked the looks and the price of a Transition Model J, but I can't find documentation (I haven't scoured this site yet) for comparisons with the other J models.

I found YouTube comparisons between the J, the SJ, and the LJ -- but nothing including the Transition.

The only obvious differences that jump out at me that would make it worthy of the name "TRANSITION" are the two holes in the cap and the jewels.

Anybody care to impart their wisdom and insight on a neophyte?

 

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Edited by howdydave, 05 February 2019 - 03:08.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 13:02

Other than it was a transition between the Dollar pen and the later Js, I think you have spotted the two main differences: the "toaster" jewel on the cap and the lack of a jewel on the barrel. Of course it is also shorter by the thickness of the barrel jewel.

 

The Esterbrook experts may be able to add more differences.


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 14:15

The first 'transitional' J pens were single jewel, had an unbranded clip, and a screw-on toaster top cap jewel.  My favorite of the J series.

 

If I have the lineage correct, next came a round screw-on jewel, with an unbranded clip, but it was different than the first (the toaster top has alignment notches that match the clip ring, while the round one does not).

Then the round screw-on jewel with a branded clip.



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Posted 05 February 2019 - 14:43

Ruth was right - You can't just have one!



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Posted 05 February 2019 - 16:04

How in the world could I have missed the no brand name on the clip?


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Posted 05 February 2019 - 16:32

Ahhh...

 

There's what I'm looking for!

 

http://www.esterbrook.net/j.shtml


Edited by howdydave, 05 February 2019 - 16:38.

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Posted 05 February 2019 - 22:29

How in the world could I have missed the no brand name on the clip?

I forgot that too. Sheesh! :gaah:


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