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J Series Pens & Pencils Inkwells & Desk Sets
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Esterbrook fountain pens listed below have fine point nibs, additional styles of nibs are listed in the Renew Point table after the pen listings.

Esterbrook Cartridge Filling fountain pens - We include an empty cartridge with each of these pens. Please note that there is NOT a currently made cartridge that fits these pens. We sometimes have available empty Esterbrook cartridges that can be refilled with a syringe. We also sometimes have available retrofitted convertors for Esterbrook cartridge fillers. Please email for further info.

Esterbrook Ballpoint Pens - To date, we know of NO ballpoint refills being manufactured that will fit into Esterbrook ballpoint pens. Once in a blue moon, we turn up a batch of Esterbrook BP refills that still write, but it is a rarity! There is a rather time intensive and cumbersome way to bring Esterbrook BP refills back to life which involves removing the old "ballpoint tip", replacing with a new tip and removing any and all leftover ink in the old refill tube. If you'd like full details on how to do this, click here to view the instructions.

J Series Fountain Pens and Pencils

Esterbrook Pen

Esterbrook manufactured the J series fountain pens from the late 1940's through the late 1950's. The J series was made in three sizes; J Full Size, LJ Long Slender and SJ Short Slender. Colors available were solid black, marbled red, marbled blue, marbled gray, marbled brown (copper color), marbled green and solid olive drab.

Esterbrook J series Mechanical Pencil - blue marbled cap and barrel, bright chrome trim, clip is printed Esterbrook, black cap jewel. Cap actuated, push cap to extend lead, manual /repel, uses 0.9mm diameter leads. Measures 4 7/8 inches long. Name engraved on barrel: S.E. Minor. Very good condition.
Esterbrook SJ Fountain Pen, black cap and barrel, bright chrome trim, double black jewels, measures 4.75 inches long. Fit with Esterbrook No. 1551 Renew Point, firm fine point. Lever fill - fills only from a bottle. Very good condition.

Non-J Series Fountain Pens and Pencils

Here you will find earlier Esterbrook writing instruments: Dollar Pens, Two Hole Clip pens as well as later Esterbrook items such as aerometric fillers, plunger fillers and cartridge fillers.

Esterbrook CA101 Fountain Pen, light grey barrel, bright chrome cap, clip is engraved Esterbrook, measures 5 inches long. Fit with Esterbrook No. 1461 Renew Point, firm fine manifold point. Cartridge filling - one Esterbrook cartridge included with pen. Esterbrook cartridges are no longer made and you will need to refill this cartridge with a syringe. Very good condition.
Esterbrook A101 Fountain Pen, light grey cap and barrel, bright chrome trim, measures 5.25 inches long. Fit with Esterbrook No. 1551 Renew Point, firm medium point. Aerometric filling - fills only from a bottle. Very good condition.

J Series Pens & Pencils Inkwells & Desk Sets
Non- J Pens & Pencils Renew Points

Desk Sets, Dip-Less Inkwells
and Desk Pens

Esterbrook desk sets and inkwells are some of my favorites for everyday use. Desk sets are heavy and well balanced making it difficult to tip them over, who's going to complain about fewer ink spills? The Dip-Less inkwells hold LOTS of ink and your pen is always ready to write. Black was the most common color used for Esterbrook desk sets and inkwells. Other colors were produced as well, but are more difficult to find have become very desirable by Esterbrook collectors.

Gasket Replacement Info for Esterbrook
407 Style Inkwells


If you have an inkwell that looks like the one above, you have an Esterbrook model 407. These have a red gasket set inside the bottom glass portion of the inkwell that sometimes goes missing over the years.

The proper replacement gasket is as far away as your local hardware or plumbing supply store! Look for the "Flush Valve Seal" for a Mansfield #210. They're even red like the originals!

The last batch we bought came from our local Kempker's Hardware Store, a True Value outlet, and this is the info from the package:

Danco Flush Valve Seal for Mansfield #210
Two other numbers on the package: 340 and 88096
The UPC code is 3715588096

Specs of the Esterbrook Model 407 gasket:
Outside diameter is 79 mm
Inside diameter is 55mm
Thickness is 1.6mm
It's a flexible red rubber

Esterbrook early porcelain desk set, preceded the more familiar “eight-ball” sets many are familiar with. The base is solid porcelain with raised art deco decoration highlighted in metallic silver. Raised grey pearl ring around the pen hole. Base measures 3.25 inches diameter. Includes Esterbrook lever filling desk style fountain pen in black with clear taper – pen fills only from a bottle. Fountain pen is fit with a No. 1551 Firm Medium Renew Point. The metallic silver highlights were not originally applied heavily and most of these early sets have lost most if not all of their silver. It is worn on this set, but mostly intact. There is a hirline crack on the raised grey pearl ring. All else in very good condition.
Esterbrook Double DipLess Desk Set with Executive Marble Base - Esterbrook only made a few models over the year with fancier marble bases, many times referred to as the Executive styles. The DipLess pens with are black with one clear taper and one solid black taper . Renews points included are 1551 and 1461, a fine and medium point. The inkwells are made of black bakelite and lift out from the base, the lid also removes from each. Marble base is white with some light grey and copper veining. Base measures 5 x 10 inches. Very good condition, no nicks or chips. Rare Esterbrook set, We've seen one other in the past 25 years!

"Choose the Right Point for the Way You Write"

Esterbrook Tips for an Esterbrook Advertisement

The illustration above is from an original Esterbrook advertisement.

Renew Points - Solid Durachrome

Esterbrook's 1000 and 2000 series nibs are "rolled" or "folded"
at the tip to form the writing point.

Our stock of Renew Points changes quickly. We have listed below the points we currently have available. Please email if you do not see the point you're looking for.

ES-NIB-1461 Rigid Fine - Manifold $10
ES-NIB-1551 Firm Medium - Student $15
ES-NIB-2442 Firm Stub - Fine $20
ES-1550 Firm Extra Fine Bookkeeping $10
ES-1554 Firm Fine Clerical $10
ES-1555 Firm Fine Gregg Shorthand $15
ES-2550 Firm Extra Fine Posting $10
ES-2556 Firm Fine $10
ES-2668 Firm Medium General Writing $15

Renew Points - Master Durachrome

Esterbrook 9000 series of nibs are all tipped
with an iridium ball at the point.

ES-NIB-9461 Rigid Fine - Manifold $10
ES-NIB-9550 Firm Extra Fine $15
ES-9460 Rigid Medium Manifold $15

Esterbrook DipLess Nibs

Esterbrook DipLEss

These single steel nibs were used in the first Esterbrook DipLess pens. They are not a complete renew point assembly!

ES-NIB-5556 Firm Fine $5
ES-NIB-5554 Firm Fine Clerical $5

Esterbrook Wonderiter Flo-Tip

Esterbrook Wonderiter

New old stock, blister carded Esterbrook Wonderiter Flo-Tip. This is a felt tip replacement for Esterbrook cartridge fill Wonderiter fountain pens. Think of it as a felt tip writing unit! I'm sure these are still usable if you have the right Esterbrook for them. Even without the pen, they're a neat little collectible Esterbrook item.

EST-FLO-TIP Esterbrook Wonderiter Flo-Tip $2


Esterbrook Stick Pin - Reproduction of a turn of the century Esterbrook lapel pin, sometimes referred to as stick pins was made to hand out to convention attendees. The pin measures 1 3/8 inches long and vintage Esterbrook nib is a bronze No. 048 Falcon - nib is original, not a repro. The top of the pin where the nib hangs from is a bright polished brass with Esterbrook inside an elegant little swirled border frame. I happen to have one of the original one of these pins for comparison's sake and the repro is very well done. I bought the last of these that were made - get yours today, far more reasonable than the originals! Perfect for your pen show lapel. New and never pinned!
Esterbrook Miniature booklet titled How Steel Pens are Made, white background with bright yellow and black printing, History of Esterbrook, each panel explains a separate process of making a steel pen. Measures 1.25 x 2 closed, very good condition.

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