“America's Original Pen Company", founded in Camden, NJ in 1858 by Richard Esterbrook. These iconic pens were beloved by U.S. Presidents and artists alike until 1971, when Esterbrook went out of business. In 2018, the brand was revived by Kenro Industries, a company of pen experts. Their mission is a noble one: to imagine Esterbrook pens exactly as they would be made in the 21st century, had the original company survived. We think they've done a terrific job of restoring the heritage of such an important American brand.
The Phaeton 300 pen was first introduced by Esterbrook in 1964, and has become an icon of 1960s writing tools among pen enthusiasts. This revival features the gold-plated, hooded nib synonymous with the original Phaeton. Decidedly retro and inspired by Mr. Esterbrook's affinity for exotic cars, this pen is a delightful everyday writing tool.
An important note: this pen uses a piston fill mechanism and can only be used with bottled ink (no cartridges!).
- Pen Type:
- Fountain Pen