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Esterbrook Relief No7 - Info?


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#1 mikey_abz

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 06:50

Good morning,

 

I was given this pen and I wanted to find some more information about it (age, value etc) is not in the best condition as you can see.

The cap has a crack and is missing the clip, main body is in ok condition although Im unsure of the internals as I'm not sure how it operates. The Nib has the r.h.s tine bend down, I suspect this could be quickly fixed however I'm not confident to do it (as I can be heavy handed ha). 

Would it be worth restoring it, if so who should I speak with?

Sorry for the questions, ignorance, I normally buy new pens this is my first vintage (although I was given a few old parkers at same time).

Mike :D

 

 
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Edited by mikey_abz, 14 May 2018 - 09:22.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:51

Well, the pen is a button-filler, similar to Parker's Jack-knife and Duofold models.  You unscrew the black blind cap from the end of the barrel, revealing a button that as you push it in, compresses a sac inside.  Release the button and the sac expands to draw ink.  First, verify the sac is OK/replace the sac, by removing the section (carefully).

 

Looks similar to the Relief #2S, which has only a single band on the cap.

 

Other than that, it seems very rare to me, as this is the first I've heard of the model, for what that's worth. 

 

Definitely worth restoring.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:58

Well, the pen is a button-filler, similar to Parker's Jack-knife and Duofold models.  You unscrew the black blind cap from the end of the barrel, revealing a button that as you push it in, compresses a sac inside

 

 

I've tried unscrewing the back section but its not moving very far/if at all - don't want to over do it incase it breaks.

 

Cap looks like Relief Model 4-L (thin, thick, thin bands). The material used on the barrel end and cap finial is like a matt (vulcanized rubber??) not glossy/lacquer material.


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 15:20

Well it has now been sent away for restoration. Will show more photographs once I've received it back.

Edited by mikey_abz, 20 May 2018 - 15:24.


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Posted Yesterday, 23:25

If Paul says its the first he's ever seen, that really means something. After all, he literally wrote the book. 

 

Congrats! One of these relief pens is on my bucket list. Hope you share "after" photos and how it writes. 

 

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Posted Today, 18:35

I have the pen and hopefully the clip that fits,looking forward to getting this back to working order, back in work shop on a couple of days.
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