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Early Esterbrook Inkwell

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#21 slippery when wet

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 00:49

Not sure how common this set is, only purchased it as it virtually fell in my lap.

I am no longer into Esterbrook paraphernalia, so if someone has an interest in it, flick me a email and I can list in the classifieds



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#22 betweenthelens

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:26

Not sure how common this set is, only purchased it as it virtually fell in my lap.

I am no longer into Esterbrook paraphernalia, so if someone has an interest in it, flick me a email and I can list in the classifieds

That's lovely. What pristine condition it looks to be in and with the original box nonetheless!

 

I'll have to take a picture of the Walnut one I have, with matching Copper pens.  My second favorite.   :)

Please do!



#23 Millefleurs

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:33

How lovely these all are! Thank you so much for sharing these photos!

 

 

I don't collect inkwells or should I saw I didn't collect inkwells. ;)

:lol: Yep. I can relate to this SO MUCH. I didn't collect inkwells either, until I found a lovely little blown-glass inkwell that spoke to me and...well, that was eight months ago and now I have three of them. Ahem. An inkwell collector now am I.

 

Oh well. What can you do?



#24 betweenthelens

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 01:35

How lovely these all are! Thank you so much for sharing these photos!

:lol: Yep. I can relate to this SO MUCH. I didn't collect inkwells either, until I found a lovely little blown-glass inkwell that spoke to me and...well, that was eight months ago and now I have three of them. Ahem. An inkwell collector now am I.

 

Oh well. What can you do?

It's not the worst thing to collect! Hope you have some pens and inks to balance out the inkwells! ;)



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 14:22

It's not the worst thing to collect! Hope you have some pens and inks to balance out the inkwells! ;)

Oh, I do. I do.

 

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Posted 11 September 2014 - 01:05

Question please.. do you have the patent info on the plastics?

Wondering, most snap assume that all thermoset of this era is Bakelite..

Carter Cubes were manufactured by Colt Plastics.

 

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 05:03

I have a Carter's Cube-Well ("For Use Only With Carter's Cubes" "The Carter's Ink Company" "Patent Applied For" "Made in U.S.A." with the "Colt" print). As I have stated above, I have two Morriset Model B units. They list the following patents: 1559274; 2188828; and, 2137500 with "other pats. pending". It is my opinion that both the Carter and Morris inkwells are Bakelite, but I do not know for certain. I don't know if this helps in anyway with any question about the neat Esterbrook ink well of this post.

 

A footnote for what it is worth. The Morriset Model B Pen-Ink Unit "Constant Flowing" with its accompanying pen works great. The pen has a nib-with-feed unit and when dipped holds enough ink to write for quite a while before needing to be dipped again. I believe the Morris Company later made some "Morrison" fountain pens of which I have one example. The fountain pen is as  bad as the Morriset Model B is good.

 

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 11:12

The initial inkwell I posted when I started this thread has the telltale Bakelite odor when rubbed vigorously. The odor is not as strong, though, as other pieces of Bakelite that I have.







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