Esterbrook ‘s Amazing History:

1858, Richard Esterbrook renamed his pen company, Esterbrook Steel Pen Manufacturing Company in conjunction with a move of the factory to Camden, New Jersey.

1862 Esterbrook moves his company to 75 John St in NYC. A few years later he moves to 49 Maiden Lane. Then, a few years after that, he moves to 26 John St and stays put for the next 30 years. 

By 1865, the company had grown to become one of the largest pen makers in the world. 1879, Esterbrook publishes their first printed catalog. By 1896, Esterbrook opened an additional manufacturing plant in Birmingham, England. In 1912, a remarkable five story building is erected for pen manufacturing. In 1918, Esterbrook advertising claims they are manufacturing an astonishing 200 million pens each year. 1967 saw the brand acquired by the Venus Pencil Company. Four years later, all Esterbrook operations ceased in 1971.

Since 1858, the Esterbrook brand has featured fountain pens. You’d think after 160 years they’d produce a pretty fine pen! They do. Try one for yourself and be a part of this American tradition.

  • Esterbrook Honeycomb

    One Sweet Writer

    Since 1858, the Esterbrook brand has featured fountain pens. You’d think after 160 years they’d produce a pretty fine pen! They do. The Estie features a flexible steel nib which impresses whether extra fine, fine or medium. Fed through either a cartridge or converter, your Esterbrook Estie, will write like it has a century and a half of experience. 

    The fountain pen body is offered in both standard and an oversized edition. The Honeycomb resin is striking. Hand-finished to a gleaming shine, you’ll admire your purchase with every stroke. The pen does post the cap on the body for those who enjoy that feature. The trim is a silver tone. The Esterbrook ‘Cushion Cap Closure’ is just a push and single twist. It’s designed to securely seal the nib to ensure a wet point. The Estie Honeycomb fills with either standard international cartridges or the included ink converter.

  • Camden Composition

    Two Classics Meet
    For nearly 200 years, the traditional Composition Notebook has remained virtually unchanged. Evolved from the ancient Japanese art of Suminagashi, its unique black and white marbled cover has graced the desks of schoolchildren and scholars, artists and authors. Odds are, you have owned several.

    The Composition Notebook has been a top seller for manufacturers since it arrived in the US from France in 1887, due to its approachable, humble nature and its accessibility anywhere school and office supplies can be found.

    Introducing the Camden Composition.
    A tribute to the heritage of both the Esterbrook Camden and the classic Composition Notebook, this limited release is an homage to schoolwork and notetaking, to the words of yesteryear, and carrying the tradition of analog into future. The Camden Composition will be offered in three specially engineered finishes in editions of 250 pieces each: Back to School Black, Spring Break Fluorescent Green and Fall Leaves Burgundy (coming later this summer)  

    The Camden fountain pen is available in fine, medium and broad nibs adorned with Rhodium trim. The rollerball takes our standard R4688 refill which is available in 8 colors and 3 widths.

    Whether for your boardroom, classroom, or collection, the Camden Composition is a pen for all generations and writers.

  • Esterbrook Estie

    Modern Flourishes from an ‘Old’ Brand

    Since 1858, the Esterbrook brand has featured fountain pens. You’d think after 160 years they’d produce a pretty fine pen! They do. Don’t overlook the rollerballs. They lay down a nice fluid line of liquid ink. Explore this great rejuvenated American brand.

  • Esterbrook Sparkle

    About That Sparkle

    Introducing the Estie ‘Sparkle’. This gem of a pen has had a glitzy makeover and is Esterbrook’s most ambitious Estie to date.   As Esterbrook is committed to collaborations with U.S. suppliers, for this limited edition Estie, they partnered with Tim McKenzie of Charlotte, NC.  

    Tim McKenzie is a custom Alumilite blank maker who wanted to separate himself in the marketplace. How to make one’s product unique is a challenge to artisans throughout the industry. Tim got innovative and added diamonds to his mix of Alumilite and pigments. Tim determined the precise size of diamond particles needed to allow his pen material to be machined effectively without losing the intense sparkle of the precious gems. Using reclaimed diamond particles from diamond cutters, McKenzie upcycles it and makes it into a material that shines and glimmers in each move of the resulting pen. The material is named Diamondcast.

    Esterbrook approached Tim to partner with them to make a new version of their oversized Estie. The goal was to utilize his Diamondcast material in the most epic way possible. The result is the Limited Edition Estie Sparkle. It comes in three shimmering gem-like shades, Garnet, Tanzanite and Montana Sapphire (which has the addition of silver to make it even more of a showstopper).

    This slightly oversized pen is comfortably balanced. The nib is specially manufactured in Germany by respected nib maker Jowo.  Nib choices are, fine, medium and broad. Montana’s trim is Rhodium. A cushioned cap closure provides a secondary seal to ensure an always ready wet nib. Ink is filled by a cartridge or a converter. A sleek clip provides a clean accent for the cap and slides easily to one’s shirt pocket.

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