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#21 ZeissIkon

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 22:49

As I recall it, an SJ is exactly what you describe: almost identical diameter to a J, just shorter (while the LJ is the same length as the SJ, but skinnier). And with the barrel the same diameter, I don't know why an SJ wouldn't have a sac support, same as a J.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 00:48

As I recall it, an SJ is exactly what you describe: almost identical diameter to a J, just shorter (while the LJ is the same length as the SJ, but skinnier). And with the barrel the same diameter, I don't know why an SJ wouldn't have a sac support, same as a J.


Zeiss, SJ and LJ are the same diameter. LJ is about the same length as a J; SJ is shorter.

Thing is, looking at my J's, they don't have consistent lengths--one J can be a tad shorter than another J.

Edited by Enai, 07 February 2010 - 00:50.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 19:29

Thing is, looking at my J's, they don't have consistent lengths--one J can be a tad shorter than another J.


:blink: Well if that don't buy the farm...

I knew the barrels of the SJ's and LJ's were skinnier, that's why the cap jewels are the same as the barrel jewels. I never knew about the inconsistency.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 19:39

Hmm- I called it an SJ because it's a little shorter than my J, but bigger than my LJ. I just called it based on the pics on esterbrook.net. What I removed looked a lot like the support in my J. What I dug out was hard, clear plastic. Like I said, it looked like glue to me, but it was more regular and clear than glue. Also, I was never able to remove the whole thing- its base won't budge. So what would be shorter than a J, but the same girth?

Sorry, no pics- can't find my camera at the moment.

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Deffinitely get pictures when you can. I wonder, can you fit a very small xacto kife down to the remaining piece to cut it out? You have to be very careful, of course, but a good sharp hobby knife may just be the thing to get that piece out. Then you can address the question of whether to replace the shelf or get a bigger sac. The shelf was there to make the filling system more reliable, so if you can get one from Farm Boy, perhaps, it might be the better way to go.

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 13:31

I came across this demonstrator as part of a batch of stock from a store shutting down - it clearly shows the workings of the lever and the sac is still pliable / working.

 

The only other reference is a different model of esterbrook fountain pen a J model i suspect (any help in identifying would be appreciated). There is a link on this website but the pen i have is slightly different - will upload photos on here.

 

Link is here https://www.badgeran...m-miami.356234/

 

 

 

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