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Esterbrook Length Of Bodies


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#1 Bill Wood

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 18:36

Hi all. I’m interested in gathering more Esterbrooks. I’m finding mine is very functional for note taking a meetings. My SJ is very small, and I’d like something about the size of a Pelican 250 in length.

 

So *i think* I’m looking for a J or a transition or something the forum may suggest. Once I’ve been led in the right direction I’ll probably search on fleabay or something.

 

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 19:17

Check the measurements here:
http://www.richardsp.../profiles/j.htm

#3 melissa59

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 20:15

Hi all. I’m interested in gathering more Esterbrooks. I’m finding mine is very functional for note taking a meetings. My SJ is very small, and I’d like something about the size of a Pelican 250 in length.

 

So *i think* I’m looking for a J or a transition or something the forum may suggest. Once I’ve been led in the right direction I’ll probably search on fleabay or something.

 

Many Thanks.

-Bill

Bill, I think a J or transitional J will suit you fine.

 

I don't own a Pelikan 250 but I *think* it is the same size as the M200 and M400.

I have a J, a transitional J and a Pelikan M400. They are almost identical in size, both length and girth, when capped. (5 inches)

 

However, uncapped, the Pelikan pen (barrel & nib only) is about 1/4-inch longer than the J or transitional pen body.

 

I don't own an LJ or SJ but it is my understanding that the LJ is the same length as the J (5 inches), but it is narrower in girth.

And the SJ is same narrower girth as the LJ but is shorter, coming in at 4 3/4 inches, making it the smallest of the J series.

 

It is hard to tell the difference when shopping eBay unless the seller shows plenty of photos and/or gives the measurements.
The transitional is easy. It's flat on the bottom. It may have a plain or ribbed jewel on the cap.

The full-size J has a larger jewel on the cap than on the pen barrel.
The LJ has a small jewels on both cap and barrel.

 

I found a video that might show you better than I can explain:


Edited by melissa59, 28 January 2020 - 20:15.

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 23:36

Looks like the full size J and Deluxe are the longest beside the Lamy Al-Star

 

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Posted 29 January 2020 - 15:04

Thanks @melissa59. You’re correct. Sounds like the J is the ticket. Now to find one. Not many right now on BST.  
 

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