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Esterbrook University Semester 2: The Dollar Pen

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#1 alanlight


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Posted 15 March 2019 - 23:19

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 01:05

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 02:18

On the size comparison don't forget the 1.00 pens come in multiple sizes.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 18:45



A quick Google search revealed that back in 1936  The average wage  worker was paid  45 cents per hour

The high per hour rate was  95 cents per hour and the low earner was paid  15 cents per hour

Although my keyboard show the $  character the,  cent  is now omitted , even better than dollar rounding.



So although  Esty sold a fine product, one which has withstood the test of time.


Their  Dollar pen could cost the average student up to  6  1/2 hours labor  to  Just over one hour labor for the Dollar pen.



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Posted 28 June 2019 - 16:16

Did Esterbrook ever manufacture the Dollar Pen out of materials other than plastic? I assume the plastic referred to in your video was polystyrene? I have a Dollar that I soaked for 48 hrs. to remove dried ink from the barrel, and the black barrel developed a distinct green cast, which didn't go away on drying. I read somewhere that these pens were manufactured from hard rubber and therefore should never be soaked.

Nice video, by the way - good to have the dates of manufacture.

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