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#141 chad.trent

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 14:19

An updated (albeit low quality) pic of my Esterbrooks...

 

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 14:20

Very nice Dollar pens bluefish65 and gweimer1 !!!

 

 

Here are a couple of Visumasters I gave my girlfriend for Christmas.

 

The copper does not have a clear section. According to Anderson's Esterbrook dot net site this pen is correct. (Not all Visumasters had clear sections). You can't see the cap very well in the photo, but it has a three ribbed jewel. I'm not sure if the nib is correct for this pen though.

Very nice! A copper Visumaster is my current grail pen...



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Posted 27 January 2015 - 22:26

This thread is really making me think my one green SJ needs friends … 



#144 amberleadavis

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 22:41

An updated (albeit low quality) pic of my Esterbrooks...

 

 

The two that are the transition between green and blue --- what are those???


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#145 amberleadavis

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 22:42

Very nice Dollar pens bluefish65 and gweimer1 !!!

 

 

Here are a couple of Visumasters I gave my girlfriend for Christmas.

 

The copper does not have a clear section. According to Anderson's Esterbrook dot net site this pen is correct. (Not all Visumasters had clear sections). You can't see the cap very well in the photo, but it has a three ribbed jewel. I'm not sure if the nib is correct for this pen though.

 

 

WOW, do you need another girl friend?


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Posted 27 January 2015 - 22:53

Very nice! A copper Visumaster is my current grail pen...

Thank you very much.  Please post a picture.  All Esterbrooks are beautiful when they are polished, Visumasters even more so.  Too bad Esterbrook didn't produce more of them.  


Edited by NobleDel, 27 January 2015 - 22:57.


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 02:12

 

For a guy who claims not to collect them, you seem to outnumber some of us who do.   B)

Yeah, we should call you Bruce Jr. ;)

 

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 02:21

I picked up three Esterbrooks at the end of 2014, but none yet this year.  I hope to remedy that in a few weeks at the LA Show.

 

 

Relief 2L with the price band intact

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Solid red LJ (IIRC) pen

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Relief 3S (placeholder)

 

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 03:12

Yeah, we should call you Bruce Jr. ;)

 

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I heard that. ;)

 

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 03:36

 

 

WOW, do you need another girl friend?

 

Nice avatar.  It reminds me of Casper the Friendly Ghost.  Would that be Amber the Inky Ghost?


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Posted 28 January 2015 - 13:32

 

The two that are the transition between green and blue --- what are those???

The green one is a foliage green $1.50 pen. The blue is a Visumaster.



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 00:38

WOW, I love them.


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Posted 29 January 2015 - 02:38

Two just going into rehab; and they're a little miffed.

 

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 14:01

I currently own 2 J models ad a LJ.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 05:24

Yikes!  While looking for some Sheaffer parts, I found another box of these things....

I should start to get rid of them, I suppose.

 

Best,

Daniel

 

I can think of a really good home for many of them.  :drool:


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 06:32

Those are really nice, bhbarto, especially the leafy-green.


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 09:20

I just got these yesterday.  Almost pristine - eraser has never touched paper, the pen cap has never had ink inside it.

 

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 20:30

My only Esterbrook pen is a desk set that was left in the office when I was assigned a desk in grad school back in 1964. I was told that I could have it, so it has been with me for years & years. I will be replacing the sac in a few days, and plan to use it more now that I've again become interested in fountain pens.

 

I remember having a red one back in grammar school, but it is lost forever. I'm wondering what is the reason that those on this forum find attractive about the Esterbrooks. They are not the high quality of Parker and Pelikan or even Sheaffer, but I gather that they are seen by many as quality pens. Is it the ease of changing nibs? Is it the price point? Are they really seen as beauties? Is it their availability? I think I would like to get a few more to add to my small stable [< 10] of Parkers and Sheaffers, but am unsure what to be looking for and where. I have re-saced two pens, but have no desire to expand my skill set to do real restoration, so I'm guessing i ought to stick to already-restored pens.

 

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The nib in this one is in the shadow of the tree. Sorry.

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Posted 19 March 2015 - 21:08

I'm wondering what is the reason that those on this forum find attractive about the Esterbrooks. They are not the high quality of Parker and Pelikan or even Sheaffer, but I gather that they are seen by many as quality pens. Is it the ease of changing nibs? Is it the price point? Are they really seen as beauties? Is it their availability? 

 

Esterbrook, through it was a cheaper "economy brand", used very high quality materials in their manufacturing. The plastics used, especially in the celluloid J, is very durable. They used more material then they could have in making the pens, making the barrels thicker, and as a result the vast majority of Esterbrooks are still in perfectly restorable shape instead of becoming bent or deformed like pens from other economy manufacturers. They also use the lever fill system which is easy to restore and very reliable when restored. The interchangeable nibs mean that not only can you find one that fits your writing style, but it also means that a pen with a destroyed nib is easy to fix and salvage. Many of the nibs made also write pretty well. The pens themselves are found pretty inexpensively. In summary, we like them because the answer to every one of your questions it yes!


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Posted 19 March 2015 - 22:59

I believe this to be a sufficient answer to Why?

 

https://docs.google...._ubRcLprO4/edit

 

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