Esterbrook ESTIE tortoise/chrome trim fountain pen
Item no: E126
The model name Estie is sort of a nickname for Esterbrook, a tribute to the brand and its storied history. The use of the abbreviation Estie also reflects the nostalgia of the 1930s, when expressions like dingy, dizzy, doggy and brodie were commonplace. A time when fountain pens for mostste
Americans were an integral part of life and communication. Moreover, the torpedo-shaped streamline of this series exudes exactly the atmosphere of that time.
Esterbrook began manufacturing nibs in the US in the mid-19th century, but the 1930s were an important period, as they introduced their first interchangeable nib system in 1933. A similar system, a Modern to Vintage nib adapter, is now also available separately from the Estie.e.
The MV nib adapter delivers a vintage writing experience with a modern Esterbrook pen. The De MV nib adapter can be found here. As with the Platinum Century, the inner cap is also spring-mounted on this Estie, at Esterbrook this is called Cushion cap closure. This ensures an optimal closure and ensures that the pen does not dry out as good as possible. The barrel and cap of these Esterbrooks are turned from specially mixed acrylic, high-gloss polished. The pen has no metal cap rim or other rings, only a platinum plated clip and the edge 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 included converter.
In 1858, entrepreneur Richard Esterbrook founded his pen company under the trademark Esterbrook Pen Company, which soon became one of the largest and best-loved pen manufacturers in the world. At its peak, Esterbrook was the largest pen manufacturer in the United States. It produced 216 million pens a year, 600,000 pens a 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. Famed 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. During that time, 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.