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Vintage Pens: 3076 Parker 51
Filling Mechanism: Aerometric Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $125.00
Vintage Pens: 3076: Parker: 51
We got a time machine, zipped back to 1950 and picked up this New Old Stock Parker 51. Still stickered and never dipped! We filled it with water to double check, and everything is working and running clear! This vintage pen comes in its original box that still feature all of its new papers, explaining the many wonders of the new aerometric filling system. The only thing missing is the original pencil. The box is in great condition with only some minor wear and stretched elastic straps to hold the pen and pencil. The 14k gold nib is marked medium. Colored "midnight blue" and a lustraloy cap. There's a little ring of wear around the hood where the cap snugged against it. 13.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 2913 Parker Vacumatic Maxima
Filling Mechanism: Vacuum Filler
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $449.99
Vintage Pens: 2913: Parker: Vacumatic Maxima
Fenway Park has the Green Monster, and Parker seemed to try creating one of its own with this green Parker Vacumatic Maxima. Almost as wide as a Montblanc 149, at its widest point, the Maxima actually has a smaller, easier-to-handle, section for gripping. The pen is remarkably free from major wear. There's one shallow dimple in the blind cap and a few light scratches. The imprint is strong, and the pen has a 1942 date code. The cap jewel is made from the same striped celluloid as the barrel. The aluminum speedline filler has some wear but it moves easily. The pen is FULLY RESTORED with a new diaphragm. The nib is actually marked "14k / Parker / Vacumatic." It writes an extra-fine line with a little feedback. Click the headline for close-ups. 13.5cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3075 Esterbrook Purse Pen
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 3075: Esterbrook: Purse Pen
Fashion-forward ladies of the 1950s carried their stylish pastel colored Esterbrook pens in their purses. Petite for discreet purse accessorizing the Esterbrook Purse Pen was an invaluable tool for her writing needs. We restored this robin's egg blue vintage pen with a new ink sac. So many of these pens are riddled with cracks, but our's isn't. It clearly saw a lot of action, as it shows many traces of wear, scratching and little color marks, but it did not crack. Look closely below the lever, and you will spot the faint traces of hand carved letters "P H." Click the headline for a close up. The steel, mid-range upgrade nib is a 2668. It was originally advertised as being for "General Writing." It writes a nice medium line with a hint of feedback in places. 11.1cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3074 Esterbrook LJ-2668
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $39.99
Vintage Pens: 3074: Esterbrook: LJ-2668
Gain entry into the Black Pen Society when you flash this classic Esterbrook SJ fountain pen. It was the pen that helped teach a whole generation of high school students, stenographers, secretaries and journalists how to write with an "inkpen." Attractive and easily upgraded, these vintage pens were fantastically popular in the 1950s. You can customize them easily by unscrewing the nib and screwing in one of dozens of different point sizes and functions. This pen comes with a steel 2668 that writes a very nice fine line that periodically briefly catches the paper at odd angles or extreme ends of loops and such. The nib was advertised as a "general writing" nib. 12.9cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3073 Esterbrook J-9128
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 3073: Esterbrook: J-9128
Minty green Esterbrooks have been difficult for us to find of late. We keep getting more of the yellow-greens. This is a nice full-size Esterbrook J Model. It was the widest version of the pen that the company made. We restored it with a new ink sac. This vintage pen comes with a harder-to-find steel 9128 nib, which was originally advertised as "extra-fine flexible." It is definitely extra fine, and it has a little flex, but this isn't a great Spencerian nib. A little firm with feedback. Like all of Esterbrook's 1950s pens, this nib unscrews and is easily interchanged. 12.8cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3071 Esterbrook J-1551
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $59.99
Vintage Pens: 3071: Esterbrook: J-1551
The deep ruby red of this Esterbrook J-model pen takes our breath away! It gleams through the decades oblivious to time and wear. There is a little light wear on this fully restored vintage pen. It isn't difficult to understand why this was one of the top selling pens of the 1950s. Recommended by high schools, journalism schools and secretarial schools, these pens taught a generation how to write with a fountain pen. Our favorite feature is the fact the nibs unscrew and can be replaced by dozens of different size points for myriad purposes. This one comes with a base model steel 1551 nib designed for "student writing." We find it writes a remarkably smooth fine line with just little hints of feedback. The J-model was the widest body variant of the pen. Legible imprint, good jewels...clip is a little loose but secure. 12.6cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3070 Esterbrook SJ-9556
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1950-1959
Price: $49.99
Vintage Pens: 3070: Esterbrook: SJ-9556
Teaching an entire generation of Baby Boomers to write with an ink pen, Esterbrooks were the most requested pens by high schools, shorthand classes and secretarial schools. Attractive, easy to use, easy to customize and inexpensive, there wasn't a hand Esterbrook couldn't suit in the 1950s. Our Esterbrook SJ is a very attractive smokey grey. We restored it and gave it a new ink sac. It has some wear from use, the worst of which are a couple bite marks that blend into the grey finish, unless you're looking closely at them. The steel 9556 is an upgrade nib that was advertised as being for "fine writing." We find it writes a nice, firm, wet fine line. No cracks on this vintage pen. Click the headline for close-ups. 12cm capped.
Vintage Pens: 3060 Waterman 55 Woodgrain
Filling Mechanism: Lever Filler
Era: 1920-1929
Price: $299.99
Vintage Pens: 3060: Waterman: 55 Woodgrain
Large vintage Waterman fountain pens are getting more and more difficult to find. Luckily, we found this great Waterman 55 for your writing or collecting pleasure. Stunning is probably the best way to describe its condition. The woodgrain hard rubber cap and barrel still look factory fresh. There is a very subtle touch of wear just under and around the clip. Its barrel imprints are impossibly crisp. No cracks! Only 1% or so brassing on the lever, cap band and clip! You know we've had this vintage pen restored with a fresh ink sac. #5 is the appropriate size 14k gold Waterman nib in this pen. Better yet, it is a rarer, firm "Manifold" nib. It writes a very smooth fine-medium line! We love it! 14cm capped.
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