Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies






Esterbrook


  • Please log in to reply
34 replies to this topic

#21 antoniosz

antoniosz

    ET IN ARCADIA EGO

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,039 posts

Posted 26 February 2005 - 04:16

Yes. This is a smaller width nib. The pen is nice - later production Made in England (Brian?). The price now is a bit high for bargain hunters like me, but certainly not unthinkable.

AZ

Sponsored Content

#22 Leslie J.

Leslie J.

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,465 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 26 February 2005 - 15:25

:( Now I want a green Estie, a copper Estie, a stub nib and a flexy nib. Sheesh. I better skip the rest of the threads now! :doh:
Never lie to your dog.

#23 KCat

KCat

    Honorary Administrator

  • FPN Hon. Admin

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,626 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 26 February 2005 - 16:48

so what is a reasonable price for the "relief" nibs - someone had two for sale on PT a while back for $20. (9314) and then I saw the 2314 for $20 on a website.

KCat
Save animal lives - support your local animal shelter

My personal blog https://kcdockalscribbling.com

My nature blog https://kcbeachscribbles.com
Venerable are letters, infinitely brave, forlorn, and lost. V. Woolf, Jacob's Room


#24 Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

    Esterbrook Nut

  • FPN Super Moderators

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,337 posts
  • Location:Appleton, WI, USA
  • Flag:

Posted 26 February 2005 - 17:30

Yes.  This is a smaller width nib. The pen is nice - later production Made in England (Brian?). The price now is a bit high for bargain hunters like me, but certainly not unthinkable.

AZ

Yeah, that looks like later UK production, don't know the date, but probably 50's. I think the price is awfully high for a pen like that, but I'm a bargain hunter too. :)

Depending on which x314 nib you're getting (F, M, or B) the price could vary. I'd think $20 would be cheap for any 9314 and would be fair if it were a 2314 M or B. 1314's are another matter, don't expect to find them very cheap by themselves.

I personally don't find ANY esterbrook to be flexible, not in the sense of a vintage 20-30's gold nib. The best one out there in my opinion is the 9128, often found in UK pens for some reason.

Best-
Brian
www.esterbrook.net All Esterbrook, All the Time.

#25 Keith with a capital K

Keith with a capital K

    Illigitemi Non Carborundum

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,756 posts

Posted 26 February 2005 - 19:00

Again, I think that pens made for distribution in England and the colnies like Canada and Australia had a higher umber of semi flexible and flexible nibs available than their American counterparts.

I see this a lot throughout a wide number of manufacturers where Canadian nibs tend to be much more flexible than their American equals.
Please visit http://members.shaw.ca/feynn/
Please direct repair inquiries to capitalpen@shaw.ca

#26 kjervin

kjervin

    Counter of Beans

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 120 posts

Posted 27 February 2005 - 01:43

I actually had a pretty busy weekend. I pickup an Estie with a 9314-M from an antiques store I stopped in on my way to pick up another pen (which I won't mention for fear of poisoning your thread). I bought it (aorund $15) because it was a beautiful magenta. I thought it would need some work, and after soaking it last night to get the dried up ink from the nib and feed (plus, the lever was stuck) I carefully removed the nib and flushed it out with cold water. I looked inside and saw the sack was split and you could see the lever in the section. I was sad, but not surprised, and will have to have the sack replaced. Oh well, I said, I will just enjoy the other pen and get the estie fixed later. When I went out antiquing today I ran a across a nearly identical este with a 2556 nib for about $25 US. I like fine nibs so I got that and a conklin with a 14K nib for $60 US, both in good working condition. I am having a good day. I inked the estie with PR Black Cherry and it is a joy!! As soon as I write the pen out, I will switch nibs and try the other one. I admit that I would've passed by both esties had I not read such good things about them from you guys. I guess I owe you one.

KJ

Edited by kjervin, 27 February 2005 - 01:44.

Aunty Entity: Remember where you are - this is Thunderdome, and death is listening, and will take the first man that screams.

#27 Cam

Cam

    Patron Saint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 431 posts

Posted 27 February 2005 - 02:18

ANOTHER ONE! :) The Estie Oldtimers on here may well begin to rue ever mentioning such fine pens. We new comers can only drive the prices up!

#28 Elaine

Elaine

    Museum Piece

  • FPN Hon. Admin

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,522 posts
  • Location:New Jersey, USA

Posted 27 February 2005 - 03:15

kjerven, It's time to learn how to re-sac a pen. Esterbrooks are great pens to learn with. www.richardspens.com tells you how. If you need any help let us know.

Elaine

#29 ednerdtheonly

ednerdtheonly

    Rare

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 146 posts

Posted 28 February 2005 - 08:46

I have a Estie 2668 right in front of me. When I stipple with it (make dots), the mark is roughly rectangular; a horizontal line drawn with it is thinner than a vertical one. Is this normal with the 2668? I find that it gives just enough line variation to make it one of my most used pens.
"I had not the time to write a short one."
-Blaise Pascal

#30 Keith with a capital K

Keith with a capital K

    Illigitemi Non Carborundum

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,756 posts

Posted 28 February 2005 - 16:18

Maja... you really don't want these pens. They're horrible.

Posted Image

Posted Image

The copper J has a 9048 and the light green J has a buttery smooth 9550.
Please visit http://members.shaw.ca/feynn/
Please direct repair inquiries to capitalpen@shaw.ca

#31 KCat

KCat

    Honorary Administrator

  • FPN Hon. Admin

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,626 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 28 February 2005 - 19:21

I have a Estie 2668 right in front of me. When I stipple with it (make dots), the mark is roughly rectangular; a horizontal line drawn with it is thinner than a vertical one. Is this normal with the 2668? I find that it gives just enough line variation to make it one of my most used pens.

I don't know if it's normal. None of my 2668s have that property. However, these are "rolled" tips I'm pretty sure so it wouldn't be out of the question that this would lead to a squared-off effect. I'll review my 2668s - i think I have 4 of 'em just to make sure I'm not lyin' about that....

KCat
Save animal lives - support your local animal shelter

My personal blog https://kcdockalscribbling.com

My nature blog https://kcbeachscribbles.com
Venerable are letters, infinitely brave, forlorn, and lost. V. Woolf, Jacob's Room


#32 Maja

Maja

    Fan of colourful pens

  • FPN Hon. Admin

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,417 posts
  • Location:Vancouver, Canada
  • Flag:

Posted 28 February 2005 - 19:33

Nah, I wouldn't want those pens :rolleyes:
(Is that your favourite copper Esterbrook pen, Keith?)
I have an Estie with a 9550 nib; what a sharp nib that is!
Vancouver (B.C) Pen Club (our website)

#33 Keith with a capital K

Keith with a capital K

    Illigitemi Non Carborundum

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,756 posts

Posted 28 February 2005 - 20:34

Maja - That is my favourite copper J and I find that although the 9550 is fine, they are also very smooth.

I guess I probably tuned up both these nibs so they are a little smoother han they were when they came out of the box.
Please visit http://members.shaw.ca/feynn/
Please direct repair inquiries to capitalpen@shaw.ca

#34 Stompy

Stompy

    Scribbler

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 227 posts
  • Location:London, UK

Posted 03 March 2005 - 22:54

He He, I've gone and got myself a copper Estie

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...item=6514773938

Maybe a paid a little more than I wanted to, but I'd been beaten to a Duofold earlier and I was suffering for auction fever.

I'll probably have to get another nib for it, but I can fill it with Penman Ruby and use it as an editing pen. (I hope).

#35 Cam

Cam

    Patron Saint

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 431 posts

Posted 03 March 2005 - 23:07

He He, I've gone and got myself a copper Estie

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...item=6514773938

Maybe a paid a little more than I wanted to, but I'd been beaten to a Duofold earlier and I was suffering for auction fever.

I'll probably have to get another nib for it, but I can fill it with Penman Ruby and use it as an editing pen. (I hope).

Hahaha -- I was watching that one and would've gone for it but I got side tracked at the 'wrong' moment. Probably a little high but if it's in as good a condition as it appears to be, it'll be a great pen!!






Sponsored Content




|