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

1941-44

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

Esterbrook Dollar

1939-41

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

Esterbrook LJ

1950s

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

Esterbrook SJ

1950s

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

Parker 51

1948

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

1947

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

1970

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

1939

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

Sheaffer Balance

1936

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