United States and Canada

These are the pens in my collection that were made in the USA or Canada. Except where noted, pens are my restorations.

Esterbrook Dollar


Black celluloid, wartime bandless Dollar. Lever filler. USA 1941-44.

Esterbrook Dollar


Copper marbled celluloid Dollar, lever filler. USA, 1939-41.

Esterbrook LJ


This is a double-jeweled LJ, black celluloid. Lever filler. Imprinted “Bell System Property”. From USA, 1950s.

Esterbrook SJ


This pen is a SJ in Brown marbled celluloid, lever filler, 1950’s, from USA. Frequent home desk pen.
(pictures forthcoming)

Parker 51


MKI, vacumatic filler, India black, 10k gold-filled blue diamond cap with vertical chasing, B nib. This wonderful pen was a chance find at a rural auction. Dated 1948, made in USA.

Parker 51


Mark I Vacumatic filler, cordovan brown, Lustraloy blue diamond cap, Canada-made, 1947. ¬†This was my late father-in-law’s daily writer through the 1950’s, and my first 51 restoration.

Parker 75


Cisele, sterling silver. Medium nib. USA-made, 1970 series, with dished cap. Unrestored, to my knowledge.

Parker Duofold

late 1930s

Late 1930’s standard Duofold, with Challenger Deluxe cap; I call it my “Duollenger”. And no, even though there are DuoVacs, there really aren’t any Duollengers. The fitting mismatched cap is a testament to Parker’s quality control. USA-made.

Parker Vacumatic


2nd Generation Major, in windowed black, dated 1939, USA-made.  My first Vac restoration.

Sheaffer Balance


Oversize Lifetime, green/brown mottled celluloid, white dot, humped clip, Lifetime nib. Lever filler. 1936