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Estie - "bell System Property"


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#21 Chiro75

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Posted 29 June 2015 - 17:53

I posted photos of all my engraved Esties in another thread


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#22 Misfit

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 07:10

[quote name="welch" post="3367216" timestamp="1432525167"]They are common enough, but everyone who uses an Estie needs at least one. Or two.
 
Reviving this thread. I won an auction for one of these Bell System LJ Esterbrooks from speerbob. Even though I also won a blue Estie with a 2314-M nib, I think I am more excited for the Bell System LJ.

Both are firsts for my Esterbrook collection. A blue version, and an LJ. Oh, and one with an imprint.

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#23 Argee

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 20:15

I really need to get one of there.  In addition to fountain pens, I collect Bell System tools (as an extension of my Telephone collection), and while I've got at least 3 or 4 varieties of bell system pencils and ballpoints, I don't have the Bell System Esterbrook. 



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Posted 09 July 2019 - 22:26

I really need to get one of there.  In addition to fountain pens, I collect Bell System tools (as an extension of my Telephone collection), and while I've got at least 3 or 4 varieties of bell system pencils and ballpoints, I don't have the Bell System Esterbrook. 

 

I might be able to help you resolve that.   :D



#25 Misfit

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 23:01

I put De Atramentis Sherlock Holmes (Night Blue) in mine. The imprint is rather subtle, so I might try the white crayon to revive the words (suggested in another thread).

Fun to have one of the Bell System pens. I don’t know why, but it is. Before my time in the city I live in, Western Electric was here, employing a lot of people.

It might be because of the film Three Days of the Condor. Not because of pens, but because the protagonist got into a phone center, and used a phone device to hide where he was calling from.
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Posted 26 August 2019 - 20:41

Many pen companies supplied the various Telephone Companies with writers long before the computers took over.

 

Just this past weekend I jumped at the chance to buy a mottled hard rubber pen , made by Hutchenson Brothers, it is engraved , " Property of  N.Y. Telephone "


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Posted 08 September 2019 - 22:49

You're timing is a bit off.
Hugo Black died in 1971 and AT&T was broken up in 1982.

 

Fortunately  the Bell System was broken up  by  Supreme Court Justice Black

 

I guess thank's to him was are no longer to possessors of stolen property of the Bell System

, that might have made us accessories to  petty theft, huh

 

any other  say but...








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