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When Did R Mark Appear


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#1 leftyFPlover

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Posted 03 May 2020 - 23:59

Happy quarantine! I've searched MOST of the 143 pages to this forum. About all I could turn up was the "early" J's didn't have the R (Registered) mark on the imprint, and that the R came "later".

Does anyone have any idea WHEN this might have happened? Not an exact date, but closer than "later" or "early"?

Thanks! Sorry to see the Forum so quiet lately!

 



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#2 gweimer1

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Posted 04 May 2020 - 04:40

The Paul Hoban book doesn't mention the ® that I could find, but the imprint did change from "R. Esterbrook & Co" to simply "Esterbrook" around 1944.  It could be that the registered trademark appeared at that time.



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Posted 04 May 2020 - 10:24

Anderon's Esterbrook.net says the Dollar Pen two hole clip ran from 1934 to 1942. All of mine have the R. Esterbrook and no registration mark. So, 1943-44 sounds correct. 


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Posted 04 May 2020 - 12:34

The transitional J pens seem to be a dividing point, as well, since the barrels have been known to have both imprints, depending on the pen.



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Posted 04 May 2020 - 18:53

That pins (pens?) it down much closer. Thanks, everyone!



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Posted 11 May 2020 - 23:43

I think Mr. Anderson wrote an article for the Pennant (a number of years ago)  regarding the Esterbrook imprint and their chronology. My recollection is that he had accumulated a substantial amount of data on the subject.








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