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#1 Titivillus

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 11:57

Does anyone have a count of the total number of desk set permutations that Esterbrook made as well as the total number of colors of pen tails.


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 12:42

Hahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha. :) To put to gether a complete set of esterbrook desk sets, includig dip-less would be quite a feat. Without having the time to jump into it right now, I'd venture to say the number is in the hundreds. I've been trying to collect JUST the black ones, and there are already a large number of them in my display cabinet.

As for the tapers, well there's solid black, clear, transparent red, solid red,(older) and solid white (dip-less). Anyone know of any others?

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 16:58

Hahahahahahahahhahahahahahaha. :) To put to gether a complete set of esterbrook desk sets, includig dip-less would be quite a feat. Without having the time to jump into it right now, I'd venture to say the number is in the hundreds. I've been trying to collect JUST the black ones, and there are already a large number of them in my display cabinet.

As for the tapers, well there's solid black, clear, transparent red, solid red,(older) and solid white (dip-less). Anyone know of any others?

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OK then how about just the dipless. I have an interest in that type and leave the pure' holders' to others. ;)

Kurt H


And I think I have seen a green tail.

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 00:10

Ok, here goes my best attempt at the dip-less list. If anyone has any that I'm missing, please feel free to add to the list:

Earliest "Drum" style
401 Black
401-M Mahogany
401-W Walnut
401-G Green
402 Black with red top
403 Black with chain
411 Black with base
411-W Walnut with base
411-M Mahogany with with base
413 Black with chain and base
421 Black double
422 Black double - one well with red top
422-W Walnut double

Visible Glass wells
404 Black, similar to 407
407 Black
407-M Maroon
407-Q Grey
407-W Walnut
407-G Green
427 Black double
427-M Maroon double
427-Q Grey double
427-W Walnut double
427-G Green double

Elevator
431-B Black
431-M Maroon
431-Q Gray
431-G Green

Early round "Hocky Pucks" - Standard (444/445/484) models available in early and late styles
444B Black
444M Maroon
444Q Grey
444Y Clear (white)
444G Green
445B Black with chain
445M Maroon with chain
445Q Grey with chain
445Y Clear (white) with chain
445G Green with chain
484B Black double
484M Maroon double
484Q Gray double
484Y Clear (white) double
484G Green double
4430 single Onyx base
4480 Double Onyx base
4420 Single Carrara base
4820 Double Carrara base
4410 Single Permalite Green Base
4810 Double Permalite Green Base
Various other double configurations including leather bases, made in UK, made in Canada, etc.

447 Later all plastic Black
447 Later all plastic White
447 Early all plastic white UK
Probably other colors available for the later 447 models

There's probably a few others I'm forgetting at the moment. If I think of them, I'll add them to the list. The 447's and double 484 series have probably the most gaps. I think there was also a 487 (double 447) as well, but can't be 100% sure. So, that makes at least 70 or more variants JUST for dip-less sets. That's a LOT of ink! :D

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