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Desk Pen Edition Of Show Off Your Esterbrooks


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#21 NobleDel

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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:18

Is the taper on the black pen with the red taper translucent or opaque?  I have a translucent red tapered pen, but hadn't seen an opaque red taper.  The good thing about all this is that there's always something new coming along.

I have only seen one other red Esterbrook taper that was opaque. 



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:22

 

Anyone have one of these?
 

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Is that a Phaeton Desk Pen?  Never seen one before.  Did it come with an 8-ball base, or did it use a different style?


Edited by NobleDel, 12 July 2015 - 13:59.


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 19:55

 

Anyone have one of these?
 

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You dirty dog!  That's fabulous!


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Posted 12 July 2015 - 21:46

Yes it is Red Opaque

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Posted 25 July 2015 - 00:08

Need to buy some appropriately green ink to correctly display my envy over that Phaeton desk pen.  :puddle:
 
Anyway, this is an Estie desk pen with a 9550 nib, though it's not in an Esterbrook base -- the two were picked up separately, and the base needed a fair bit of restoration.  I ended up re-printing the date cards on blotter stock, which turned out to be perfect for it.  Tuesday and Wednesday are in red because those are my weekend days.  That brass calendar was *not* shiny when I first got it.
 
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Posted 25 July 2015 - 04:05

Oooh! Nice restoration!
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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:24

Thanks, I was really pleased with the way it cleaned up; I suspect the original pen in this was a Sheaffer, but I don't know for certain -- and I don't have a Sheaffer desk pen handy.

 

I should get a proper "eight-ball" some day anyway, though.


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Posted 29 July 2015 - 03:14

Some of you haven't seen this one.  Heck, I haven't seen it in a while either.

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 10:09

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 11:26

These are great collections Noble Del and Tom.
 
Although I am far away of being an Esterbrook collector (I only have two, and one of the two I found coincidentally...), I had to have one of those...
 
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Posted 29 July 2015 - 12:49

Farm Boy, what is that thing? When did they ever use such crazy plastic? Or is that a custom?

 

 

Christof

That's a beauty! Looks like the day it was taken out of the box.

 

Ok, I've got an 8-ball still in the box but no desk pen to go in it. I guess I'm going to have to find one.

 

Y'all are just doing you job, spreading the infection.

 

BTW, did Esterbrook ever make an icicle desk pen?


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 00:16

Some of you haven't seen this one.  Heck, I haven't seen it in a while either.

 

 

Very interesting!!! Can you tell us anything about this pen?


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 00:19

Christof,

These things are very habit forming. 


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 00:58

FarmBoy, I have never seen a tail like that on an Estie desk pen, that's beautiful!

 

Christof, I think you meant to say you're not an Esterbrook collector yet.  They're like bodysnatcher pods.  :D


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Posted 30 July 2015 - 18:21

In a recent thread I referred to the pen on the right as an "8-ball".  My mistake, it's my first Esterbrook Desk Pen, and I don't know much about them yet.  I was worried if it would dry out when not being used, as the lever filled pen seemed to sit pretty loosely in the holder, but as it turns out it's just fine.  Smooth 2668 nib, De Atramentis Gaius Julius Caesar (gray) ink, and it works beautifully.

 

What I hadn't mentioned was that I also had the Dip-Less set on the left on its way.  When I got it, the assembly with the plastic capillary rods had come apart and they were strewn all over the inside, but 10 or 15 minutes of work with tweezers fixed that.  Filled it up with Noodler's Walnut and replaced the 9556 nib with a 1551 for now.  Then I discovered one stray rod on the table top, but I put it away it a baggie for now.  The pen seems to work just fine without it; maybe I'll put it back in when it's time to refill the inkwell.

 

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 21:27

Hello ISW_Kaputnik. I think I've seen the desk fountain pen base (on the right) referred to as a deco base. Personally, I like the looks of this base better than the 8 ball base. It doesn't look so mid-century modern like the 8 ball. 



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 20:42

Just acquired; the tulip (is that the right word?) has a very clear Esterbrook imprint.   I have it on my desk at school and my students are utterly confused by it.  :D

 

 

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 21:06

It is nice to hear that the students of today are somewhat challenged by the futuristic looks of
yesteryear

Did I actually say that, yikes I must be in the sitcom "Back to the future"

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 00:34

Students who know my pen proclivity look at it and either roll their eyes, saying "Another fountain pen" (insert teenaged underwhelmed voice) or say "Another fountain pen! May I?" while reaching for it. They know any pen out on my desk is available for their use but they generally ask if it's "new."

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 01:43

My students were so interested in fountain pens from seeing me use them that I bought a bunch of Preppys and sold them (at cost) to the students. I will refill them for free if they bring them to me.






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