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#1 FarmBoy

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 00:28

A few us out here have a thing about accumulating desk pens. They are the often forgotten Aunts and Uncles of the main stream pen family.

I have a weak spot for the Phaeton 300s. Just when I thought I was closing in on a nice grouping of colors, variants, and boxes...you get hit by the Maniacal Genius R. Esterbrook strikes. What you see is something that I didn't know existed and as far as I know should not exist but I have 3 complete (all different) and two partials. The picture shows two pens, one with a fine silver colored nib and the other with a broad gold plated nib. The hood ornament matches the nib color. Both of these are for converter/cartridge use.

The are marked as made in Mexico as can be seen. The quality is typical of late Esterbrook.

I've asked the usual sources of information about these and we didn't turn up much other than they are interesting to be sure.

Anyone have a catalog, an ad, a holder, another one?

Enjoy

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:29

Whoa. That's hooded nib, cartridge filled Esterbrook desk pens, made in Mexico? :yikes:

I knew Esterbrook made desk pens -- I didn't know they were still making them in the cartridge era. And I wasn't aware they ever manufactured pens in Mexico.
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Posted 08 August 2009 - 10:27

Whoa. That's hooded nib, cartridge filled Esterbrook desk pens, made in Mexico? :yikes:

I knew Esterbrook made desk pens -- I didn't know they were still making them in the cartridge era. And I wasn't aware they ever manufactured pens in Mexico.


Yep, Mexican made icicles are by far the most common you'll see north of the border. This one is new to me too. Leave it to Todd to find something cool like this.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 12:51

Yes, very cool pens. I'd like to find me a blue regular Pheaton some day.

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 15:23

Yes, very cool pens. I'd like to find me a blue regular Pheaton some day.

Bruce in Ocala, FL


Oh, Todd, what have you done? Another "Great Pen Hunt" obsession has just been created!!! You know, we need to talk with you about the book..........

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#6 FarmBoy

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 16:42

Yes, very cool pens. I'd like to find me a blue regular Pheaton some day.

Bruce in Ocala, FL


Oh, Todd, what have you done? Another "Great Pen Hunt" obsession has just been created!!! You know, we need to talk with you about the book..........

hugs!
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How does it go? Ignorance is bliss. I was happy with the 300s I had until these. Now I need to figure out what base they belong to and how to get one. And there could be red tapers and clear tapers and . . .

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Posted 08 August 2009 - 20:57

Very cool! I have been keeping an eye out for the regular Phaetons, they are a very interesting pen, that I would love to try.

Would one of the things to consider in finding a correct base for this pen is how it may damage the decoration (for lack of a better term!) on the hood?

Edited by JakobS, 09 August 2009 - 07:02.

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