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Help With Identification--Sj Transitional?


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#1 CJH111

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 14:03

Hi everyone,
 
I found this really small Esterbrook (unfortunately, without a cap) at a local flea market for $3.00.  From what I can gather, it looks like this may be a transitional SJ? It has no barrel jewel, and it's about 1/8 in shorter than an SJ (not counting the jewel on the SJ).  SJ and LJ caps fit it perfectly. Same #16 sac and sac length as other J models.
 
When were these made? I assume they were the same period as the larger J transitionals?  Thanks in advance for any information you can offer.
 
Pics show this one (green with a borrowed cap) side by side with a copper SJ. Other pic shows it in the middle with a dollar pen (gray), transitional J (red), J (gray) and LJ (blue icicle) 

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 15:25

I have a full set of the green ones.  I believe these would be early to mid '40s.

 

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 20:42

I have a full set of the green ones.  I believe these would be early to mid '40s.
 
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Posted 02 September 2019 - 23:04

Are you sure?

 

Am I sure what?  I could be missing a ballpoint, but I do have these.  The good book says these would be around '43 or '44.



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Posted 02 September 2019 - 23:31

Am I sure what?  I could be missing a ballpoint, but I do have these.  The good book says these would be around '43 or '44.


Are you sure the transitional set is complete?
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Posted 02 September 2019 - 23:57

Are you sure the transitional set is complete?

 

Well, you appear to be leading me somewhere.  Enlighten me.



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Posted 03 September 2019 - 09:36

Thanks!  The pencil looks really nice, too.








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