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Non-Esterbrook "renew points"

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#21 antoniosz



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Posted 19 July 2009 - 15:39

QUOTE (antoniosz @ Jun 11 2009, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I found one reference to this canadian law case: Mentmore Manufacturing Co., Ltd. v. National Merchandise Manufacturing Co. Inc. (1978), 40 C.P.R. (2d) 164 (F.C.A.). It looks that they ran into trouble by infringing someone else IP as well smile.gif George any info on this case?

OK, the case was for ball point pens. It is ironic, however, that one of the early patents on interchangeable nib/section units was assigned to Mentmore.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 22:14

Resurrecting an old thread - I just got an Elect-a-Point 120 Flexible today and have it on my favorite Esterbrook.  It's a smooth fine point, but very lively on the paper.  So far, I like it.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:14

I have a Venus in a fine.

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 15:45

Are these things still being manufactured?

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:51

Are these things still being manufactured?


Yes, definitely curious whether anyone is currently manufacturing to fit Esterbrooks.  A friend uncovered a stash of dollar and J pens - all imprinted with Property of Bell Company - and they are lovely writers, but the selection is limited to 2556 and 9668 points.  Yes, I know Anderson Pens has a nice and reasonably priced selection of nibs.  Still, it’d be a shame to let these nice pens become less available work-a-day tools than they were for lack of a ready nib supply.

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