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Desk Pen Edition Of Show Off Your Esterbrooks


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#41 TheInkluminati

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 02:24

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 10:49

oooooooooo. That's not an original marriage, is it. By 1976 Esterbrook wasn't still making these pens, was it?  I like it even if it's not. Sweet shot on your marble desk top. 


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Posted 03 September 2015 - 11:42

Check out Jinhao 599s and Dollar 717s by the box on eBay. I give these to students if they've exhausted a Varsity and want to continue with FPs. Keep up the great enabling, Rach! :D

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 11:44

Nice ! That is what this process of life, is really all about : )

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 11:44

Were there skunk desk pens?

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 14:37

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These are pretty ordinary, compared to some I've seen on this thread, but they're mine!



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Posted 03 September 2015 - 16:42

They look great and probably work too

Thanks for sharing

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Posted 03 September 2015 - 20:15

I like the hockey puck especially.

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 02:46

oooooooooo. That's not an original marriage, is it. By 1976 Esterbrook wasn't still making these pens, was it?  I like it even if it's not. Sweet shot on your marble desk top. 

 

The pen fit so it's a set now LOL :P



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Posted 06 September 2015 - 18:58

I liked my first Esterbrook Dip-Less so much that I've acquired another, but a different model, a 407.  I don't count these among my "filled fountain pens", so it's a way to keep some rarely used colors readily available, and to use inks that might be slightly problematic in a regular fountain pen.

 

This one needed a new gasket (I took some online advice and used a toilet valve seal), and I had to buy the pen separately, but it didn't come to too much.  The well is filled now with Noodler's Bad Green Gator, and the pen has a 2668 nib.

 

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 00:44

I have one in teal that I acquired from the previous user of my desk in grad school. That was about 50 years ago, and it has always been somewhere on a shelf or on a desk, but it always seems to dry out very quickly. Is there a trick to keeping them inked? Is it the choice of ink, or perhaps how well it fits in the holder socket?


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Posted 16 September 2015 - 21:32

Ooooh, what an awesome thread.

 

I, too, love my Esterbrook desk pen. It's a beauty. I bought it for less than 10$ and have been amazed by it ever since. It has a very smooth 2668 nib that puts almost everything else to shame. Only gold nibs come close. I quite like this shape, I even think that it's prettier than the other Esterbrook designs.

 

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However it didn't have a base. So I couldn't really use it much because it would dry out pretty soon... I was looking for a base for a long time and an FPN member even sent me one, but it never arrived... :( I then looked around in a number of local antique shops but neither of them had anything suitable.

 

Then came a great surprise at my birthday. My mom knew of my trouble and was lucky enough to find a pen holder ― I had no idea she would ever buy such a thing, but I got this from her.

 

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This base is made of blue agate and is a great sight to put on my desk. Ever since I got it, I use the desk pen every day. :)

 

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This is a writing sample showing off also the lyrics of my favourite song. The ink is Sepia by Rohrer & Klingner.


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Posted 17 September 2015 - 22:43

Wow, that blue agate base is stunning!

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 10:08

Wow, that blue agate base is stunning!

 

Thanks!

I remember that before handing it to me, my parents were hesitating a bit and said “Son, we're gonna give you something that you'll either love a lot or hate a lot.” :D Needless to say, I liked it. :)



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 11:42

Wow, that blue agate base is stunning!


Is it ever! And looks great with the color of the pen.

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 20:36

Does anyone have one of these red beauties?

 

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 20:46

Oh, I wish I did! What is that nib? Maybe it's the photograph, but it seems larger than a standard Estie nib?

 

Sweet.


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Posted 18 September 2015 - 20:58

Does anyone have one of these red beauties?

 

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That's a very nice red bandless with a nice, of the period 8-Ball holder!

 

Here's a photo of my red bandless with a couple of it's friends. The copper has rust on the lever. 

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 22:35

Wow, NobleDel, that's a nice pair!   AAAndrew, it's  2668 nib that the resources say is a firm medium. It inked up just fine and is a nice writer.

 

I have four Estie desk pens and half of them seem like they were never used.  Where do you think they were all these years???



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Posted 19 September 2015 - 07:49

Speaking of bandless, I received this Dip-Less Universal a week or so ago, in a 407 base (without it's retainer) and since I haven't seen one displayed to date, I'll show it. 

 

I got it mainly for the nib, but noticed that the pen has no section per se, other than a plug that the nib screws into.  And the color goes all the way to form the grip. 

 

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