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Esterbrook Eyedropper Question

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#1 NobleDel

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 15:34

Hello,

Can anyone provide information about this pen?

 

I recently won an auction for this Esterbrook BCHR eyedropper pen.  Per Paul Hoban's book, Esterbrook sold two eyedropper models around 1915 and 1920. One marked Relief 314, and one marked Made in U.S.A. The pen I won is marked Made in U.S.A. The nib is marked 14 ct. which may indicate it was made for the European market. This could explain the fact that the seller of this pen was in the UK.  Any more info about this pen such as dates of production, manufacturer if not actually Esterbrook, etc., would be appreciated. 

 

Thank you very much.

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#2 Brian Anderson

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 13:48

There were many more than two models of eye dropper made. This one was made by Aikin Lambert as evidenced by the feed and overall styling. Wirt was also a player in the US as well and those are easily identified by the ventless nib and vented feed.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 16:34

That feed looks just like the one on my Relief 2L, which was supposedly made by Conway Stewart, although the text on the nib is oriented differently.


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#4 NobleDel

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Posted 06 July 2019 - 21:32

There were many more than two models of eye dropper made. This one was made by Aikin Lambert as evidenced by the feed and overall styling. Wirt was also a player in the US as well and those are easily identified by the ventless nib and vented feed.

 

 

Thanks very much for the info Brian.







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