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Esterbrook J And Pastel Series Photo Thread


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#1 PenHero

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 01:12

Hi, Folks!

 

Thought I would start a new photo thread on the Esterbrook J and Pastel Series pens!

 
This is an Esterbrook CH-Series Tempo Red pastel purse pen, c. 1950s.  This 4 3/8 inch long lever-fill fountain pen was part of the second generation colors of the Pastel pens and used a soft plastic that was prone to cracking.  These pens have colored cap and barrel jewels.  These Esterbrook pens can use the many screw-in Esterbrook nib units.  This one came with a number 2668, Firm Medium stainless steel nib.  
 
EsterbrookPastelTempoRed_1280_01a.jpg
 
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 01:17

Why?


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 13:43

Why?

 

Don't understand the question.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 21:25

Thank you for posting the photo of that beautiful red Esterbrook. My favorite pen AND color.



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 22:52

Thank you for posting the photo of that beautiful red Esterbrook. My favorite pen AND color.

 

Thanks!  It was something we found in a large collection of Esties!



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 23:10

Hi, Folks!

 

This is an Esterbrook J-Series fountain pen in Copper c. 1949-1951.  This 5 inch long lever-fill fountain pen was the standard size pen with black plastic cap top and barrel end jewels.  The 1952 catalog lists Black, Green, Gray, Blue, Brown and Red.  These Esterbrook pens can use the many screw-in Esterbrook Renew Point nib units.  In 1952, Model J pens retailed for $1.95 without a nib, $2.30 with a Durachrome Series 1000 or 2000 nib and $2.80 with a Master Series 9000 nib.  Master Series nibs are tipped.  This one came with a number 9668 Firm Medium nib.

 

EsterbrookJCopper_1280_01.jpg

 

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 23:54

Hi, Folks!

 

This is an Esterbrook LJ-Series fountain pen in Red c. late 1950s.  This 5 1/16 inch long lever-fill fountain pen was the slender size pen with black plastic cap top and barrel end jewels.  The striped pattern resin is often called "icicle" by collectors.  The lever has a spoon ended shape, which can be seen in Esterbrook ads from 1956 and 1957.  This one came with a number 2668 Firm Medium nib.

 

EsterbrookSJRedIcicle_1280_01.jpg

 

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Edited by PenHero, 19 April 2019 - 13:14.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 19:01

Thank you for sharing.



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 21:16

Hi, Folks!

 

This is an Esterbrook LJ-Series fountain pen in Gray c. late 1950s.  This 5 1/16 inch long lever-fill fountain pen is the slender size pen with black plastic cap top and barrel end jewels.  In the 1952 catalog, this marbled resin is shown in Black, Green, Gray, Blue, Brown and Red.  The lever has a spoon ended shape, which can be seen in Esterbrook ads from 1956 and 1957.  This one came with a number 2556 Firm Fine nib.

 

EsterbrookSJGray_1280_01.jpg

 

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Edited by PenHero, 19 April 2019 - 13:14.
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Posted 19 April 2019 - 20:04

Hi, Folks!

 

This is an Esterbrook SJ-Series fountain pen in Gray c. late 1950s.  This 4 3/4 inch long lever-fill fountain pen is the shorter size pen with black plastic cap top and barrel end jewels.  In the 1952 catalog, this marbled resin is shown in Black, Green, Gray, Blue, Brown, Red and White.  White pens were available with black, red or green jewels to quickly indicate ink color.  The lever has a spoon ended shape, which can be seen in Esterbrook ads from 1956 and 1957.  This one came with a number 2668 Firm Medium nib.  The barrel stamping reads Esterbrook® over MADE IN U.S.A.  In 1952, Model SJ pens retailed for $1.95 without a nib, $2.30 with a Durachrome Series 1000 or 2000 nib and $2.80 with a Master Series 9000 nib.

 

EsterbrookSJGray_1280_01a.jpg

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 20:54

One of these doesn't fit the thread, but three do.  H family (pastels without clips) pens.  Pretty scarce compared to their clipped siblings.

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 23:09

One of these doesn't fit the thread, but three do.  H family (pastels without clips) pens.  Pretty scarce compared to their clipped siblings.

 

 

Regards, greg

 

 

Wow!  NICE!



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Posted 20 April 2019 - 20:58

Hi, Folks!

 

This is an Esterbrook J-Series fountain pen in Blue c. 1949-1951.  This 5 inch long lever-fill fountain pen was the standard size pen with black plastic cap top and barrel end jewels.  The barrel stamping reads Esterbrook® over MADE IN U.S.A.  The 1952 catalog lists Black, Green, Gray, Blue, Brown and Red.  These Esterbrook pens can use the many screw-in Esterbrook Renew Point nib units.  In 1952, Model J pens retailed for $1.95 without a nib, $2.30 with a Durachrome Series 1000 or 2000 nib and $2.80 with a Master Series 9000 nib.  Master Series nibs are tipped.  This one came with a number 9556 Firm Fine nib.

 

EsterbrookJBlue_1280_01.jpg

 

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 20:13

Hi, Folks!

 

This is an Esterbrook SJ-Series fountain pen in Green c. early 1950s.  This 4 3/4 inch long lever-fill fountain pen is the shorter size pen with black plastic cap top and barrel end jewels.  In the 1952 catalog, this marbled resin is shown in Black, Green, Gray, Blue, Brown, Red and White.  White pens were available with black, red or green jewels to quickly indicate ink color.  This one came with a number 9556 Firm Fine nib.  The barrel stamping reads Esterbrook® over MADE IN U.S.A.  In 1952, Model SJ pens retailed for $1.95 without a nib, $2.30 with a Durachrome Series 1000 or 2000 nib and $2.80 with a Master Series 9000 nib.

 

EsterbrookSJGreen_1280_01.jpg

 

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 23:48

Hi, Folks!

 

This is an Esterbrook J-Series fountain pen in Black c. 1949-1951.  This 5 inch long lever-fill fountain pen was the standard size pen with black plastic cap top and barrel end jewels.  The barrel stamping reads Esterbrook® over MADE IN U.S.A.  The 1952 catalog lists Black, Green, Gray, Blue, Brown and Red.  These Esterbrook pens can use the many screw-in Esterbrook Renew Point nib units.  In 1952, Model J pens retailed for $1.95 without a nib, $2.30 with a Durachrome Series 1000 or 2000 nib and $2.80 with a Master Series 9000 nib.  Master Series nibs are tipped.  This one came with a number 9556 Firm Fine nib.

 

EsterbrookJBlack_1280_01a.jpg

 

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 22:20

My Full House of Js

 

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I have the black one too but can't find the image.


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Posted 28 April 2019 - 14:59

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 15:00

Lovely photos, and great pens. Thanks for sharing!



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