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Bottom line is Esterbrook fountain pens were made during the middle years of the 20th century and have held up very well. They come in a variety of colors, several sizes, and have easily swapped nibs. Since the nibs unscrew, Esties are extremely easy to clean even though they are lever-fillers. Pop out the nib and rinse. It’s as simple as that.
Here is what I discovered this week when I finally got my hands on another Estie and just happened to set up two 9128 flexible extra-fine nibs at the same time. . .
Freaky. I just came from that Inkophile entry where I posted a comment about my limited 9128 experience. It's the one about how my nib seems to have loosened up with use. I'm pretty sure I haven't cracked it anywhere. :)
I'm new to repairing pens, so I can't give you much in advice. However, since the nibs screw in and out easily, you might try putting in another nib and see how that works.
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