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A Tale Of Two Browns

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#1 Anaxyrus

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 04:45

My first vintage Estie (bought a few months back) was a copper brown LJ. I've since picked up a blue transition, a greeenish-gray J, a red J, and a brown J. Here's a photo of the two brown pens to show the color. The photo shows the difference in hue, but does so a lot more subtly than it looks in person.

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 05:01

neat!

 

Esties are great pens, very underrated.

 

Thanks for sharing :)


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#3 Anaxyrus

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Posted 26 June 2020 - 05:17

:thumbup:



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 10:37

There were wide variances in the color tone in Esterbrooks.   What is called copper could be anything from an actual copper to the very dark "root beer" shade.   You could easily have each of the six colors in multiple pens, and have a dozen pens of a unique color.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 10:57

I agree, the colors vary greatly. 


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Posted 26 June 2020 - 13:11

There were wide variances in the color tone in Esterbrooks.   What is called copper could be anything from an actual copper to the very dark "root beer" shade.   You could easily have each of the six colors in multiple pens, and have a dozen pens of a unique color.

 

 

While I agree with your statement in theory, I don't think you mean "unique" unless you are suggesting that Esterbrook made each and every pen from a separate batch of Pyralin (or whatever it is). Clearly Esterbrook made many, many pens from each batch. It would be more accurate to say "...have a dozen pens of different colors."

 

And I've picked up a few copper pens and pencils in the wild that have significant variation (brown/copper/root beer) between cap and barrel, unfortunately.



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 14:36

There were wide variances in the color tone in Esterbrooks.   What is called copper could be anything from an actual copper to the very dark "root beer" shade.   You could easily have each of the six colors in multiple pens, and have a dozen pens of a unique color.

Exactly the motivation for the post.  :thumbup:



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Posted 04 July 2020 - 16:46

 

 

While I agree with your statement in theory, I don't think you mean "unique" unless you are suggesting that Esterbrook made each and every pen from a separate batch of Pyralin (or whatever it is). Clearly Esterbrook made many, many pens from each batch. It would be more accurate to say "...have a dozen pens of different colors."

 

And I've picked up a few copper pens and pencils in the wild that have significant variation (brown/copper/root beer) between cap and barrel, unfortunately.

 

Environmental effects could leave some pens with a color that might be unique.


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 19:04

 

Environmental effects could leave some pens with a color that might be unique.

 

Absolutely!

 

And don't forget aliens with mystical powers!



#10 Anaxyrus

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 20:36

Elves and fairies can play a role too.

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 11:22

Elves and fairies can play a role too.

Indeed! I hear they come in the night and switch the caps and barrels, creating mischief and mismatches!







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