Hi. I have just bought my first Esterbrook fountain pen and have a couple of queries. First of all, can anyone tell me what model of pen this is and its approximate age? The other issue is that I thought that the pen would be in better condition than it is because of the original box, papers etc. However, when I removed the section, a lot of rust, decayed sac, and bits of a broken 'J' bar fell out. I'd like to try to repair it if possible but wondered whether anyone can suggest where I could get a replacement J bar from and whether it's straight forward to replace. Thanks in advance.
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Esterbrook - New Purchase Advice Please?
Posted 14 February 2019 - 17:05
Plan on filing or grinding the sides of the channel on the pressure bar when you get it. They're a little deep, and sometimes the lever doesn't reach deep enough for the pressure bar to hold the lever flat against the barrel.
My first Esterbrook was a new J like yours back in the early 70s.
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 19:05
Posted 30 May 2019 - 18:54
do not forget to buy cheap esties and salvage the nib , sections, levers wit ring, the top and bottom jewel
save them for a rainy repair day.
Over time you will be surprised by how many Esterbrook labeled sac's you will find still pliable
You may need a bit of inginuity to save the above but over time it will pay.
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