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#21 Searcher1970

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 06:09

Honestly I'm not sure. I'm guessing a J or LJ

 

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Posted 25 January 2017 - 04:39

When you get it, let us know what size it turns out to be.  Also, what the nib is (the pictures of the nib were really awful and blurry).

Grey is a nice color (although my favorite is the blue mackerel)  Recently, though, I've been ending up with black Esties, because they have the nib I want (never seem to find a blue one with, oh, a 9048 nib on it on Fleabay...  but I've seen a lot with 1xxx nibs  :angry: -- or with 2668 nibs, which I don't need...).

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 03:16

Take a J or really anything. Esterbrooks are made like tanks. Like TANKS. TANKSSSS!!!!! 

 

Look at this website:   http://esterbrook.net/    (I can reccomend the M2 and J)

 

It is amazing that those guys in Jersey NEVER really made a fragile pen.

 

Oh yeah, and they kick alot of modern student pens butts....

 

That is my opinion, though.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 21:02

I just had Estie #6 arrive today. It is a blue transitional in blue with the round cap jewel like the double jewel Esties. I believe that makes it a later version. It came with a 1555 Gregg nib. I didn't really realize it was a transitional until after I won the auction. Now to decide - keep  and count as my blue, sell to get a regular J in blue (also need red and copper) or trade for same. I will need to replace the sac, regardless.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 21:22



Take a J or really anything. Esterbrooks are made like tanks. Like TANKS. TANKSSSS!!!!! 

 

Look at this website:   http://esterbrook.net/    (I can reccomend the M2 and J)

 

It is amazing that those guys in Jersey NEVER really made a fragile pen.

 

Oh yeah, and they kick alot of modern student pens butts....

 

That is my opinion, though.

 

I concur.

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 23:35

 Is that an Ingram?


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 23:39

 Is that an Ingram?

 

Nope.  It's actually a brand called "Sturdy".  It's a mechanical pocket watch.  No jewels.

 

Edit - I stand corrected.  I just got this today, and I opened the back.  It does say Ingraham on the movement.


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 23:51

 Yep. Remember seeing a few. Some day I will take a photo shoot of a pen with an Elgin pocket watch that we have just found.

 

What pen would you consider to be "The Elgin" of fountain pens?


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Posted 11 February 2017 - 23:53

I'm not really knowledgeable on pocket watches.  I've just gotten a few...for some odd reason...and I have both my grandfather's old watches - an Elgin, and a ceramic face South Bend lineman's watch.

 

Maybe the Elgin is like the Sheaffer?   



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 00:40

The watches like the Sturdy are what they call dollar watches. Ingram and Westclox make most of them I see. Elgin watches are kinda like Ford and Chevy. As soon as you mention american made pocket watches most people think of Elgin.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:43

Yea. Hopefully I didn't confuse you on watches, (I like me watches too). 

 

I own a Westclox and a Wehrle alarm clock. Those "relics" wake me up better than any phone would.


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 04:55

And I know I'm in trouble now...I have an Illinois watch coming, as well.  And...I have two Bulova 17AH watches.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:02

 Your gonna get messed up. AND you haven't even bothered, (according to what I know), with Swiss and Japanese watches yet.

 

Vintage Timex watches are wonderful. They look dressy and work forever, do acquire one for your personal use.


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 05:17

Watches are like potato chips. You can't have just one!..lol The watch I carry almost everyday is 111 years old.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 13:51

Drat! You win... My grandfather's Hampden is only 105. But it sits on the desk more than it gets carried.

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 16:11

 How about a watch from the 80s? 1880s??

 

 Those watches run on and on. Did you get yours serviced?


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 16:44

I get mine serviced every couple years because I carry it so much.



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Posted 12 February 2017 - 17:13

 Cool. Is it an RR Grade PW?


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 17:18

No I wish, mines only 17 jewel



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:43

 Is it accurate?? (Sorry, need to get an idea. I need to service my 17 and 7 jewel Elgin PWs.)


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