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Esterbrook Dip Pens booklet

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#21 jbb


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Posted 12 July 2011 - 21:58

Rabbit, thanks for posting this. It's fun to look at. I just picked up an Esterbrook dip pen and holder (to go with my 2 black J's). My dip pen is the 049 and is shaped like a hand with the pointing finger formed from the tines,the holder is aluminum and marked for Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, PA. I live in Pittsburgh so it's very nice for me. The nib is a bit flexable, I'm not up to using it well.

I too would like a complete list of Estie nibs.

Was there some particular purpose to those nibs that look like hands?

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#22 Uncle Red

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 00:58

Beat's the heck out of me

#23 ewyoung


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:11

I made a PDF file of this wonderful book and attached it here.



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#24 ac12


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Posted 25 March 2014 - 21:37

Thank you very much.

I am just getting into using a dip pen and have been confused trying to decide what pen/nib to use.

This helps a LOT.

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 05:31

Thank you for sharing, a wonderful reference.

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 08:00

Yes, Stephen, thank you for sharing this! I love it. I've got to get out my Esterbrook dip pens and see what's what. Thank you again!


And Ernie, thank you for making the PDF file. I've downloaded it. Thank you!


Do you really suppose it is possible to find a complete list of Esterbrook dip pens? Could we compile such a list if one does not already exist?



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 21:22

Apparently someone has done it: http://theesterbrook....com/INDEX.html

There are even writing samples on the more popular nibs.



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Edited by golem, 08 January 2015 - 21:24.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 22:29

Very cool!

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:52

While I'm not a dip pen guy, I love this. What a cool visual piece of history.

Thank you for sharing it with us!
John L

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