Pens from United States/Canada

These are most of the pens in my collection that were made in the USA or Canada. Except where noted, pens are my restorations. Although some of my sales pens come from my collection, pens listed here are not for sale.

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Esterbrook Dollar
Black celluloid, wartime bandless. Lever filler. 1941-44
Esterbrook Dollar
Copper marbled celluloid, lever filler. 1939-41.

Esterbrook SJ
Brown marbled celluloid, lever filler, 1950’s.  Almost always home desk pen.
(pictures forthcoming)

Esterbrook LJ
Double-jeweled LJ, black celluloid. Lever filler. Imprinted “Bell System Property”. 1950’s.

Parker Duofold (“Duollenger”?)
Late 1930’s standard Duofold, with Challenger Deluxe cap.  I like this cap on this pen!  And no, even though there are DuoVacs, there really aren’t any Duollengers.

Parker 51
Mark I Vacumatic, India black, 10k gold-filled blue diamond cap with vertical chasing, B nib. dated 1948.
Parker 51
Mark I Vacumatic, 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. 1970 series, with dished cap. Unrestored, to my knowledge.
Parker Vacumatic
2d Generation Major, in windowed black, dated 1939.
Sheaffer Balance
Oversize, green/brown mottled celluloid, white dot, humped clip, Lifetime nib. Lever filler. 1936

Sheaffer Lifetime “Flattop”
Jade “Radite”, from 1925-7.  This is one of one of the very first celluloid pens and a major step in the evolution of fountains pens.  This Lifetime, model J8C, is almost perfect, a rare specimen. It has not been restored and will not be used.  The matching pencil is possibly in mint condition.

Sheaffer Statesman
Black Radite, white dot, Triumph nib, lever filler. 1949
Sheaffer Balance Valiant
Wartime, marine green striated, Lifetime nib, 1000 price code, lever filler, early 1940’s
Sheaffer Balance
Full-size vac-fill, carmine celluloid, Triumph nib, 1250 price code, 1945-6. Restored by Ron Zorn.
Waterman Crusader/Taperite
Black celluloid with gold filled cap, open Waterman nib (hence the confusion as to whether it’s a Crusader or an open-nibbed Taperite Crusader; historians disagree on this important subject), lever filler. 1945-9. Restored by Ron Zorn.
Wearever Deluxe 100
Grey, black striated celluloid.  Lever filler.  Original nib.  1935-42.