Esterbrook OS Estie Fountain Pen - Special Edition Accutron with Gold Trim
The Esterbrook Oversized Estie Accutron is a very special edition, and has been done in collaboration with Accutron to celebrate their 60th anniversary.
The Esterbrook Estie OS Accutron fountain pen is made of green and gold swirled acrylic resin with a gold-plated solid Palladium clip. The clip has been specially engineered to easily slide in or out of a shirt pocket without assistance while still maintaining a firm grip. The Esterbrook Accutron Estie is available with a #6 JoWo 18k MEDIUM nib only, with a special engraving that is only available on the Accutron pen. The Oversized Accutron is a very limited edition of 100 pens, and are numbered.
The Esterbrook Estie also includes a "Cushion Cap" closure system featuring a spring-loaded inner cap. This not only gives the cap a satisfyingly secure closure, but also prevents the nib from drying between uses!
The Estie is designed to accept the specially designed Esterbrook MV (modern to vintage) nib adapter which is sold separately. The adapter allows the Estie fountain pen to accept an original Esterbrook Renew-Point nib! The MV adapter makes the Estie a perfect bridge between past and future Esterbrook pens.
One short international cartridge and a converter for use with bottled ink are included with the Estie to get you started writing immediately.
From the distributor:
To celebrate Accutron's most recent 60th Anniversary, the brand collaborated with a true American Original, Esterbrook Pens, once one of the largest pen manufacturers in the United States. Proudly used by U.S. Presidents, Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy when signing legislation, Charles Schulz when creating his famous Peanuts comics, as well as other various Disney artists, Esterbrook Pens is a company that shares the same vision and passion for innovation as Accutron. A year later, these two brands continue their partnership with a new Accutron by Esterbrook Special Edition pen series.
In 1960, Accutron launched and revolutionized the timekeeping industry with the introduction of the first truly electronic timepiece utilizing a tuning fork for accuracy. The following year, in 1961, President Kennedy, with a stroke of his Esterbrook pen, wrote the historic speech, later presented before a joint session of Congress, setting the United States on a course to the moon. Thereafter, Accutron technology was used by NASA on dozens of missions.
Offering the world's first fully electronic watch in 1960, Accutron changed the way the world told time with the most accurate timekeeping mechanism ever created and the first personal timekeeping advancement seen in 300 years. Ruling the watch world for more than a decade, its foundational technology later became an integral component of America’s space program and The Accutron logo became a symbol to the consumer of timekeeping accuracy. Now sixty years later, Accutron returns and brings the same drive for technological advancement and design with the first-ever watches powered by electrostatic energy along with the reimagination of the brand's most iconic historical timepieces.