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Prefer A J Or A Dollar B?


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#1 corgicoupe

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 19:00

Do you have a preference for a J model or a Dollar B and why?

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 20:55

I prefer the J series pens.  I have mostly J and SJ pens, with a couple of LJs, and few Toaster-top Trannies.  I don't like the look of the clip on the Dollar pens.  Just a personal preference -- a friend of mine (FPN member Uncle Red) once told me he actually liked the Dollar pens better, though.

Another personal preference is that I don't like the look of the Icicles, and much prefer the mackerel tabby celluloid models.  

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 21:08

Anything from 1955 back. I've got a couple Dollar pens in HBR, one with a early circa '32 pinched clip and the later '38 type. 


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Posted 23 September 2020 - 23:41

I also prefer the J's. Truly workhorse pens that are beautiful and easy to service.


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Posted 24 September 2020 - 03:35

I prefer the J series pens because of the looks.  Among the J series I like the LJs for their lesser girth and the Transitionals for their barrel end without a jewel best.


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Posted 24 September 2020 - 23:53

I prefer the Dollar B to the J.  And I also prefer the transitional J to the double jewel J.

 

For that matter, I probably prefer the Deluxe LK and the A-101 to a J.   But then again, I'm not always normal.

 

I wonder why this topic came up today?   :D



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 06:10

On that note, I prefer the M2 to all of the other Esterbrooks.

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Posted 25 September 2020 - 10:59

On that note, I prefer the M2 to all of the other Esterbrooks.

 

I also like the M2.



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Posted 25 September 2020 - 14:15

I prefer the Dollar B to the J.  And I also prefer the transitional J to the double jewel J.

 

For that matter, I probably prefer the Deluxe LK and the A-101 to a J.   But then again, I'm not always normal.

 

I wonder why this topic came up today?   :D

Because I'm wondering if you also have a nice blue in the Dollar B or the J transitional in your stash?
 


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Posted 25 September 2020 - 14:20

On that note, I prefer the M2 to all of the other Esterbrooks.

I don't care for the metal cap on the rather light plastic barrel, and I think the plastic is softer than in the J.

 

I also like the barrel end without the jewel end on both the Dollar and the Tranny.


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