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esterbrook estie dip cap longnib

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#1 Alexcat

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 09:30

I got this.....it's a tiny Esterbrook dip pen, with an e tea large dip nib(photos show it as it arrived....have as yet done nothing to it)

On the nib :
314
R. Esterbrook relief( Im assuming "relief", as the 'r' is under the barrel)

Altogether, capped around 6"

I love how it has a cap, and plan to use it as a test pen, when Im trying to choose an ink. It's just a very pretty little thing, and I'd love to know more about it....anyone got any information?

Also any advice on care, cleaning, and if/where such replacement nibs are available....

I hope it's ok to post in more than one place - wasnt sure where this should go. Mods. please give me a gentle ticking off if I shouldn't have done it :)

Alex

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#2 Stompie

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 09:37

Hey, that is a great little pen! Any more of them where you got that one from?


Edited by Stompie, 26 March 2015 - 09:38.


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 09:47

dippennibs.co.uk has replacement nibs



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 09:49

Hey, that is a great little pen! Any more of them where you got that one from?

Alas, not that I know if. Got it on fleabay UK. Seller listed it thusly:

" Elegant Dip Pen. Tortoise shell type holder and cap.
Easterbrook nib 314 Reliefe
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Here's the picture from the listing.....image.jpg

Trying to decide if/how to clean it up. Meantime, just cooing gently over it....it's so sweet :)

Alex
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 09:50

dippennibs.co.uk has replacement nibs


Thank you....shall head on over there...

Alex
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Posted 26 March 2015 - 12:47

I saw this on ebay, I asked if the pen itself (rather than the nib) had any marking to suggest it was made by Esterbrook, but received no response. Therefore I did not bid. 

 

out of curiousity, can I ask the new owner the same question?



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 13:15

I saw this on ebay, I asked if the pen itself (rather than the nib) had any marking to suggest it was made by Esterbrook, but received no response. Therefore I did not bid. 
 
out of curiousity, can I ask the new owner the same question?


I have just had a very close inspection, and as far as I can see, no, there's nothing on it which would say it was made by Esterbrook.

(And I really don't like it when sellers don't answer questions. Very rude, very unprofessional)

Alex
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#8 Larry Barrieau

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 17:03

I only use a dip pen for trying out new inks and that nib is the one I use.  I tried others but because I don't practice, it seems the easiest to handle.  They are on ebay very often.


To better see my icon     http://fpnlcb.shutterfly.com/pictures

Looking for a black SJ Transitional Esterbrook Pen.  (It's smaller than an sj)


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Posted 26 March 2015 - 18:17

It's an Easterbrook nib but probably not an Easterbrook made pen. That is the nature of dip pens. You can use any brand of nib.



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 20:17

Cool!  I just bought a real dip pen (already have a couple Esterbrook with the renew point holders), and have a small set of nibs coming.  I like using one for my journal, and to try out new inks.







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