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#41 Searcher1970

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 01:58

Mine losses maybe 30 seconds a day. Its more accurate than some of my modern watches.



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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:40

And now, I've jumped off the cliff....I have an Omega pocket watch on the way.



#43 AL01

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 21:35

Mine losses maybe 30 seconds a day. Its more accurate than some of my modern watches.

  

 Impressive.

 

 Omega Pocket watch.... Have fun with your new hobby.


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#44 Searcher1970

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Posted 14 February 2017 - 21:37

Dangerous hobby..lol I have 15 pocket watches and a bunch of wrist watches.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 00:47

The "J" size is normal, about the size of a Parker 51 or Pilot Metropolitan.   The "LJ" is slender.  The"SJ" is short and slender.  If you buy one to restore, FPN can guide you to very competent craftsmen, who do good work.  If you buy a "restored" one, choose your source carefully.  Check your PM here for a message.  

I have this chart.

 

1314  Flexible Stub  1000 Series Renew Points "rolled" at the tip to make the "ball"; that is, there is no iridium or other hard metal used on these points at the wear surface. These were marketed as the "DuraCrome Point" series.
1461  Rigid Medium (manifold or carbon copies) 
1550  Firm EF - Bookkeeping 
1551  Firm Medium (Student) 
1554  Firm Fine - Clerical 
1555  Firm Fine - Gregg Shorthand 
1556  Firm Fine - Fine Writing 
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2048  Flexible Fine (Shaded)  The 2000 Series nibs, like the 1000 Series, have tips formed by rolling the steel into the "ball"; no hard metal is added at the wear point. They also can be found in the thin flat, Medium flat, and later round feed styles. Also like the 1000s, these were marketed as "DuraCrome Points."
2128  Flexible extra-fine - Shaded writing 
2284  Broad Firm Stub - Signature 
2312  Italic Medium 
2314B  Relief Broad Oblique 
2314F  Relief Fine Oblique 
2314M  Relief Medium Oblique 
2442  Falcon Stub (backhand Writing) 
2450  Fine extra-firm - Bookkeeping 
2460  Firm Medium 
2461  Rigid fine - Manifold 
2464  Rigid Broad 

 

 

2550 

 

Extra Fine Medium (Bookkeeping) 
2555  Firm fine - Gregg shorthand 
2556  Firm Fine - general Writing 
2668  Firm Medium (general Writing) 
2788  Flexible Medium 
2968  Firm Broad 
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3312  Dip-Less Fine Stub (gold plated)  3000 series nibs are known as the "sunburst" style nibs. They are the first nibs to have hard material added to the "ball", an alloy Esterbrook called "Osmiridium". They are harder to find than most other series, but are the best looking Esterbrook nibs, and the hardened ball is usually nice to use. The 8000 series(?) were produced during WWII, from a palladium alloy, according to Paul Hoban- they are quite difficult to find.
3550  Firm Extra Fine 
3556  Gold Plated Fine Writing 
3668  Firm Medium 
3968  Firm Broad 
8440  Extra Fine Firm ("Superfine"/sunburst) 
8550  Firm Extra Fine 
8556  Gold Plated Fine Writing 
8668  Firm Medium (general Writing) 
8996  Firm Medium 
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5556  Dip-Less Firm Fine   
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9048 

 

 

 

Shaded Writing 

 

 

 

9000 Series nibs are the "Master Point" series nibs, and are all tipped with Iridium at the Ball, or wear point. They originally cost significantly more than the 1000/2000 series nibs.
9128  Extra Fine Flexible (Fine penmanship, Pitman Shorthand) 
9284  Stub - Music/Signature 
9312  Italic Medium 
9314B  Broad Stub 
9314F  Fine Stub 
9314  M Medium Stub 
9450  Firm EF - Posting 
9460  carbon copies (manifold) 
9461  Rigid Fine - manifold 
9550  Extra Fine (Posting) 
9555  Extra Fine - Gregg Shorthand 
9556  Fine Writing (records and charts) 
9650  Medium manifold (for carbon copies) 
9668  Medium (general Writing) 
9788  Flexible Medium 
9968  Firm Broad script 
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Esterbrook as well as several other companies made replacement point for Esterbrook pens that don't fit into the usual numbered series. Examples of these are Venus (flat-bottomed feed similiar to the early Esterbrook style), Osmiroid (often used for calligraphic writing), and Sengbusch.
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Special thanks to Rick Conner , Mike Madison , Andrew Gnoza, Paul Hoban, Debbie Odell, and Mark Manning who made this easier by leaving their own data and commentary laying around for me to steal or by snooping through their collection and providing info.     - Larry Snyder


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#46 AL01

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:31

Dangerous hobby..lol I have 15 pocket watches and a bunch of wrist watches.

   

 Nice... I am slowly getting there. I have about 8.  This hobby is dangerous. I can still abstain from going pen crazy but watches are everywhere.


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#47 Searcher1970

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:35

I just have one pen so far.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:37

I just have one pen so far.

 

B)



#49 Searcher1970

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:41

I'm wanting a blue and copper Esterbrooks now..lol



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:50

I'm wanting a blue and copper Esterbrooks now..lol

 

And I may be able to help you get them....   B)



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:57

 

And I may be able to help you get them....   B)

 

I'm digging that blue SJ you have :)








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