Esterbrook ESTIE honeycomb ST fountain pen

Item no: 1423011

€303,72 EUR

The Esterbrook ESTIE honeycomb ST fountain pen. The model name "Estie" is a kind of nickname for Esterbrook, a tribute to the brand and its legendary history. The use of the abbreviation "Estie" also reflects the nostalgia of the thirties, when expressions like groovy, dizzy, doggy, and brodie were commonplace. A time when fountain pens were an integral part of life and communication for most Americans. Furthermore, the torpedo-shaped streamline of this series perfectly captures the atmosphere of that time.

Esterbrook started producing pen nibs in the US in the mid-19th century, but the thirties were a significant period as they introduced their first interchangeable nib system in 1933. A similar system, a "Modern to Vintage" pen nib adapter, is also available separately for the Estie.

The MV pen nib adapter provides a vintage writing experience with a modern Esterbrook pen. The MV pen nib adapter can be found here. Similar to the Platinum Century, the inner cap of this Estie is spring-mounted, referred to as Cushion cap closure by Esterbrook. This ensures optimal closure and prevents the pen from drying out. The barrel and cap of these Esterbrooks are turned from specially blended acrylic, highly polished. The pen does not have a metal cap band or other rings, only a platinum-plated clip, and a small engraving with the brand name on the cap edge. The fountain pen features a stainless steel #6 (JoWo) nib and can be filled with cartridges or the included converter.

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 beloved pen manufacturers in the world. At its peak, Esterbrook was the largest pen manufacturer in the United States, producing 216,000,000 pens per year, 600,000 pens per day, made by its 450 workers.

A significant part of America's history was written with Esterbrook pens. American presidents Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation with their Esterbrook pens. The 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 his comic strips. For years, millions of students grew up learning to write with Esterbrook pens. The Esterbrook Pen Company, An American Original, was revived by Kenro Industries in 2018, fifty years after it ceased to exist.

If you are interested in a journaler pen nib, please contact the store and inquire about availability.

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