Esterbrook ESTIE tortoise/gold trim rollerball
Item no: E137
The model name Estie is sort of a nickname for Esterbrook, a tribute to the brand and its storied history. The use of the acronym Estie also conveys the nostalgia of the 1930s, when expressions such as grubby, dizzy, doggy, and brodie were commonplace. A time when fountain pens were an integral part of life and communication for most Americans. Moreover, the torpedo-shaped streamline of this series exudes exactly the atmosphere of that time.ijd.
Esterbrook began producing nibs in the US in the mid-1800s, but the 1930s was an important period as they introduced their first interchangeable nib system in 1933. A similar system, a Modern to Vintage nib adapter, is now available separately from the Estie.e.
The MV nib adapter delivers a vintage writing experience with a modern Esterbrook pen. The MV nib adapter can be found here. As with the Platinum Century, this Estie has the inner cap resiliently placed, at Esterbrook this is called Cushion cap closure. This ensures optimal closure and ensures that the pen does not dry out. The barrel and cap of these Esterbrooks are turned from special mixed acrylic, high-gloss polished. The pen has no metal cap rim or other rings, only a platinum plated clip and the rim of the cap has a small engraving with the brand name. The fountain pen has a stainless steel # 6 JoWo nib and can be filled with cartridges or with the supplied converter.r.
In 1858, entrepreneur Richard Esterbrook founded his pen company under the trademark Esterbrook Pen Company, which would soon become one of the largest and most loved pen manufacturers in the world. At its peak, Esterbrook was the largest pen manufacturer in the United States. It produced 216,000,000 pens per year, 600,000 pens per day, made by its 450 workers.
Much of America's history has been written with Esterbrook pens. US Presidents Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation with their Esterbrook pens. Famous Disney artist Carl Banks brought Donald Duck to life with an Esterbrook No 356. Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz used the No 914 for all of his comics. All the while, millions of students grew up learning to write with Esterbrook pens. The Esterbrook Pen Company, An American Original, was revived in 2018 by Kenro Industries after it ceased to exist 50 years ago.