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  1. Hi, I recently bought a Cobalt Blue Estie and an MV Adaptor (comes with a special converter) so I can use my old nibs. The whole thing fits nicely. I inked the pen (Iroshizuku Asa-gao) and it was great until the nib stopped writing. At first I didn't think much of it since the pen was sitting around without the cap for a while. I pushed some ink into the feed (turning converter piston) and it worked again. Just having the pen sitting nib down for a while, even on a paper towel, does not help. Ink has to actively be pushed into the feed. It seems there is no ink flow to
  2. essayfaire

    It's Working Again!

    So this lovely Estie that I was given has been clogged and I have not been able to get it to write for a number of months. It had been leaking a little bit (which I ascribed to my inexperience with eyedropper-filling a used cartouche), and I had put a bit of silicone grease around the places where the body connects to the nib unit. Then I couldn't get it to write at all. Usually, when I am doing my pen maintenance, I will fiddle with it a bit. Yesterday, on a lark, I placed its nib on a paper towel that I had just used to blot up a bit of ginger tea. Although I had previously tried capil
  3. Hey all, I was just curious about your experience(if any) with the Estie Rollerball? Thank you!
  4. Anaxyrus

    A Tale Of Two Browns

    My first vintage Estie (bought a few months back) was a copper brown LJ. I've since picked up a blue transition, a greeenish-gray J, a red J, and a brown J. Here's a photo of the two brown pens to show the color. The photo shows the difference in hue, but does so a lot more subtly than it looks in person.
  5. essayfaire

    Inks And Intrinsic Beauty

    Has anyone else had difficulty deciding whether or not to hold onto an ink because the ink works for a pen but not for personal aesthetic value? I was lucky enough to be given the Estie Icicle pen shown below; I inked it up with a sample Robert Oster that looked close to the pen color. I am pleased with the pairing of ink color to pen color (see attached photo), but not with the ink color itself; I tend to prefer deep rather than smoky colors of my ink. Now I'm at my wits end deciding whether to keep this nice pen inked with a color that suits it, or change it to a color that suits me. I d
  6. Jim25253

    My Current Esterbrooks

    I received 2 new to me Esties in todays mail. The pic is my current collection. The grey one needs resacked. Can anyone tell me what size I need to order?
  7. Hi everyone, I was so excited after winning a lovely Estie J firm fine from gweimer1' s generous PIF; I told my family about it. My mother showed up for Christmas to show (possible give?) two Esties that she had found but hadn't used in years even though she loved them. The silver one is mine. Her's are both relief oblique nibs. One I believe is an A101, as it doesn't have a lever-fill. The other seems slimmer but the same length as my J, so I'm not sure what model it is. My mother believes she had one and then bought the other one for herself as a special present. I'm trying to figu
  8. writepen

    Modern Esterbrook

    Hello Fellow Fountain Pen Devotees! In 1858 Richard Esterbrook founded The Esterbrook Steel Pen Mfg. Co. In 1947 The Company reorganized as The Esterbrook Pen Company. Note the photo of the old Esterbrook Building in New Jersey, USA. Some famous people who used Vintage Esterbrook Pens: US Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, Walt Disney, Charles Schulz, just to name a few. The Esterbrook Pen brand was acquired by Kenro Industries in 2018.The photo of my Estie is also attached. In addition to the Evergreen color, this fountain pen is available in ebony, tortoise, and cobalt.
  9. I know that there are plenty of threads regarding some issues I'm having with my Estie Lever fill circa '40's (sac not expanding when filling though it's a new one, feed not running properly, etc..), but what I am posting for was some recommendations from you all for an F or EF preferably non-flex nib. I'm already aware that the #1550 (EF) or #1461 (F) can't get the hob done, but a less scratchy EF would be sweet. I've got. Zebra G Comic on it now, but would like to have the option of putting her into my daily carry rotation and I write small so usually carry F/EF. I'd prefer to have an entir
  10. Saw this on fleabay and immediately my spidey senses started tingling. It just doesn't look right to my UNTRAINED eyes. Why would there be Transitional J's in the same salesman sampler as regular J's? Also, why would there be multiple pen/pencil sets of the same size included? Has anyone ever seen a complete, original salesman's kit? Is this one correct or just a bunch of Esterbrooks all displayed in an old saleman's box? Their wording is a bit suspect as well as they don't really make the claim it is an all original kit. http://goo.gl/0Iu7N4 I'm thinking the latter.
  11. Here is my newly completed Esterbrook Icicle collection! But notice the odd, pointed shape of the jewels on the silver one, both jewels are like that, with no evidence of anything ever being replaced. And to make it even more strange, there is no Esterbrook barrel imprint of any kind on the silver one. The only marking at all is the Esterbrook on the clip. ??? Anyone ever come across this before?
  12. I have one black Estie Deluxe LK (but the section is a bit loose, I'll finish that repair, it's an easy fix), and 3 Estie Deluxe SM's. All pens are lever fill, the SM's are all double jewel with no chipped or broken jewels, and in restored condition ready to write. The SM's I've got are a black, a burgundy with matching pencil (sadly no box though), and an olive green colored one. The burgundy and olive colored ones both have dark red jewels, while the black one has black jewels. The burgundy and olive ones both have snap on caps, and the black one is a threaded on cap, as is the black LK. All
  13. Hello, I've heard rumblings here and there that some modern and more available converters may fit old Esterbrook cartridge pens, for which cartridges are no longer available and aeromatic fillers are hard to find. So I'm curious to see if any of it is true. If you have any of the following converters and an old Estie cartridge pen, can you check to see if they might fit? Converters to test for fit: -Lamy -Platinum -Pilot -Sheaffer Any others?. Other brands are worth a try if you have them. Supposedly large-mouthed ones may offer some hope for those of us wanting to see if there's a better
  14. Alexcat

    Wee Deep Dip Pen, With Cap

    I got this.....it's a tiny Esterbrook dip pen, with an e tea large dip nib(photos show it as it arrived....have as yet done nothing to it) On the nib : 314 R. Esterbrook relief( Im assuming "relief", as the 'r' is under the barrel) Altogether, capped around 6" I love how it has a cap, and plan to use it as a test pen, when Im trying to choose an ink. It's just a very pretty little thing, and I'd love to know more about it....anyone got any information? Also any advice on care, cleaning, and if/where such replacement nibs are available.... I hope it's ok to post in more than one place
  15. MajesticPens

    Cracked Estie Cap

    So, I dropped my Easterbrook LJ down a flight of stairs. Then this happened: More info in the crack:-goes all the way around-I can't close the cap tightly-inner cap seems to be intact-material is Pearl Grey Can this terrible crack be fixed? Please Help!
  16. http://goo.gl/ZwiWHs "You are bidding on a Very Nice Vintage Black Esterbrook Fountain Pen! Pen Manufacturer: Esterbrook Nib Details: 2442 Oblique Nib Condition of Pen: Very Nice Used Condition Fill Style / System: Lever filler appears to be working" Cost me $18.50 including shipping. I'm no nib expert but I think a 2442 is worth that by itself. YAY ME!
  17. I've never heard of an "Educational Sample" other than demonstrator models. Was this a salesman sample given to schools for testing and try outs? Or something else altogether?
  18. Did Esterbrook ever put gold plated/filled bands on dollar pens? Or could it be that they were brass and all the plating is gone?
  19. If only it weren't so small. I love writing with this pen.
  20. I am starting to wonder if these things are like wire clothes hangers - multiplying on their own while my back is turned. I got an Eight Ball. I think it came in with some other stuff I bought on ebay. I really do. And then I wanted one desk pen for it. I now have four Estie desk pens here on my desk, one plain black Estie that lacks a cap and might like to be thought of as a desk pen, and another bona fide desk pen coming in the mail. I have the Eight Ball. I have another Eight ball lacking the plastic part - I stuck a bead with a hole just the right size in there. I wrapped up a p
  21. (I realize this is a lame post without pictures, but I'm having uploading/photo editing problems, so I apologize for the lack of them.) Today, for the first time I've been in a big antiques mall since I started with Fountain Pens a few months ago, I asked the guy at the desk if he had any fountain pens. He rummaged around in the junk drawer to end all junk drawers, pulled out two, and told me $60. One is a nice blue Esterbrook, needs a new nib and has chipped jewels. The other is an Eversharp. Though it had ink in it and has some scratches on it, it still has the paper band around it
  22. So I just got an Esterbrook J with a NOS 2668 (Firm Med.) nib, and I was wondering what the best ink to get would be. I currently only have bottle of black Parker Quink. I would like to get an ink that is on the cheeper side (I'm a student so I don't have too much money) and maybe blue or something? I read on another post that Esterbrooks write on the drier side so it would be best to get a wetter ink, I'm pretty new to this whole Fountain Pen thing/lifestyle so I don't know much about any of that either.

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