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#1 Estycollector

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 21:26

Just bought this nib for $8. It will be the first medium nib I've acquired. Not sure which pen to try it out in first. Do any forum members have experience with this nib. 

 

BTW, Esterbrook lovers, I carried the 'transitional" j today and it performed so well. Hard to believe a early a mid 1940's pen could perform so well and so simply. 

 

 

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Posted 31 December 2019 - 21:55

According to the Esterbrook nib chart this was designed for making carbon copies so I'd expect it to be a little stiff. Looks like it will write a nice italic line.


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Posted 31 December 2019 - 23:00

According to the Esterbrook nib chart this was designed for making carbon copies so I'd expect it to be a little stiff. Looks like it will write a nice italic line.

 

I've got a 9555 that is nice for writing in small places, but with a very fine point. I thought a wide nib might be fun. 



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Posted 31 December 2019 - 23:38

Just bought this nib for $8. It will be the first medium nib I've acquired. Not sure which pen to try it out in first. Do any forum members have experience with this nib. 

 

BTW, Esterbrook lovers, I carried the 'transitional" j today and it performed so well. Hard to believe a early a mid 1940's pen could perform so well and so simply. 

 

 

Raising me hand..I do...A smooth writin' manifold medium{ish} nib.....

 

When time permits..Estycollector {EC} howabout a photograph and or scan of your pen..Ink?

 

    Enjoy your new first medium nib...Hooyah!

 

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 01:13

Raising me hand..I do...A smooth writin' manifold medium{ish} nib.....

 

When time permits..Estycollector {EC} howabout a photograph and or scan of your pen..Ink?

 

    Enjoy your new first medium nib...Hooyah!

 

        Fred

 

Of course and thank you for asking. :)

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 02:38

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 03:24

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Posted 01 January 2020 - 10:19

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Say good night  Gracie..........................

 

Reminds me of my 2556 nibs which can vary from fine to medium. Thank you. I'll have to keep my eye out of one of those Falcon nibs. :)



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Posted 01 January 2020 - 18:51

I love both the 9460 and 9461 nibs.  As a lefty, I'm more partial to a firm, smooth feel.  Both these nibs are workhorse nibs, similar to what the 9668 is like.



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Posted 01 January 2020 - 18:52

 

Reminds me of my 2556 nibs which can vary from fine to medium. Thank you. I'll have to keep my eye out of one of those Falcon nibs. :)

 

 

I have a bunch of the 2442 nibs.  PM me if you're interested.



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Posted 01 January 2020 - 21:07

 

 

I have a bunch of the 2442 nibs.  PM me if you're interested.

 

PM sent, sir. :)



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Posted 06 January 2020 - 19:17

The 460 dip nib was the workhorse, medium, "manifold" nib. The 461 was the less-common fine version. Manifold refers to an early form of carbon paper where you would use a very thin sheet of "manifold paper" on top. It was kind of like later "onion skin" paper for typewriters. The thinner top sheet allowed you to exert maximum force to make the copies through the carbon paper. You needed a very stiff nib to do this with a dip pen, and so you had "Manifold" pens specially marketed for the job.  



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Posted 06 January 2020 - 22:33

The 460 dip nib was the workhorse, medium, "manifold" nib. The 461 was the less-common fine version. Manifold refers to an early form of carbon paper where you would use a very thin sheet of "manifold paper" on top. It was kind of like later "onion skin" paper for typewriters. The thinner top sheet allowed you to exert maximum force to make the copies through the carbon paper. You needed a very stiff nib to do this with a dip pen, and so you had "Manifold" pens specially marketed for the job.  

 

Thank you for responding and providing the history of the 9460. :)



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Posted 06 January 2020 - 22:33

Wow.  Other than that being being a Tranny, it looks remarkably similar to an Estie with a 9460 nib that I passed on over the weekend at a place in Alliance, OH (it's probably still there, because I don't know if the place is open on Sundays, and I was there mid-afternoon on Saturday).

​Didn't get it because I already have a 9460 nib.  :rolleyes: 

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 22:38

The nib arrived. I am thinking of putting it into a Blue Dollar that is in soon to be shipped. My other restoration have nice working nibs installed. 



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Posted 06 January 2020 - 22:41

Wow.  Other than that being being a Tranny, it looks remarkably similar to an Estie with a 9460 nib that I passed on over the weekend at a place in Alliance, OH (it's probably still there, because I don't know if the place is open on Sundays, and I was there mid-afternoon on Saturday).

​Didn't get it because I already have a 9460 nib.  :rolleyes: 

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I'm like you. The Blue Dollar pen I bought has a 9550. I have several of those nibs. I plan to restore this one and use the 9460. 








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