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#1 Brian Anderson

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 23:54

I'll let the picture do the talking:



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#2 Taki

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 00:55

Cool! cool.gif Looks like a Triumph nib.

#3 FarmBoy

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 01:36

QUOTE(Brian Anderson @ Sep 25 2007, 04:54 PM) View Post
I'll let the picture do the talking:



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Brian,

I listened very carefully. I downloaded the picture and put the volume on 11 just to be sure, it says very clearly that you should send this to me. PM me for my address!

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#4 antoniosz

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 01:58

Oh, my ears smile.gif
So this is a post 1967 renew point.
It is a renew point right? Compatible with the earlier ones?
Very nice.

#5 Quicksilver

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:11

I...hate you...so much....

Really, where did you manage to get that at?
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:29

QUOTE(Quicksilver @ Sep 26 2007, 02:11 AM) View Post
I...hate you...so much....

Really, where did you manage to get that at?


He must have some occult, underworld, underground source for these things. There's no other way to explain it.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:13

QUOTE(FarmBoy @ Sep 25 2007, 08:36 PM) View Post
I listened very carefully. I downloaded the picture and put the volume on 11 just to be sure, it says very clearly that you should send this to me. PM me for my address!

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11? Wow, your PC must be extra loud, mine only goes to 10.
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#8 Brian Anderson

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:45

QUOTE(antoniosz @ Sep 25 2007, 08:58 PM) View Post
Oh, my ears smile.gif
So this is a post 1967 renew point.
It is a renew point right? Compatible with the earlier ones?
Very nice.


Yep, fits in just like all the rest. Don't know the date exactly.

QUOTE(Nancy @ Sep 25 2007, 09:29 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Quicksilver @ Sep 26 2007, 02:11 AM) View Post
I...hate you...so much....

Really, where did you manage to get that at?


He must have some occult, underworld, underground source for these things. There's no other way to explain it.


smile.gif Close.

QUOTE(jmkeuning @ Sep 25 2007, 10:13 PM) View Post
QUOTE(FarmBoy @ Sep 25 2007, 08:36 PM) View Post
I listened very carefully. I downloaded the picture and put the volume on 11 just to be sure, it says very clearly that you should send this to me. PM me for my address!

Todd


11? Wow, your PC must be extra loud, mine only goes to 10.


These go to eleven. biggrin.gif



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#9 Brian Anderson

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:47

Just to make you all even madder, here's the rest of the pen:



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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:49

Very cool...I am really getting into the Estie look!
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Posted 26 September 2007 - 05:27

Yeah, this one goes to eleven.

Prototype J?

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#12 Brian Anderson

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 13:38

QUOTE(FarmBoy @ Sep 26 2007, 12:27 AM) View Post
Yeah, this one goes to eleven.

Prototype J?

Todd


Yes, LJ actually, very fine pinstripes on this pen. Wonder why it was never used. Can you imagine if they made them in red or green?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 13:51

Brian, I am adding some info on that prototype LJ to our Esterbrook page. Do you by chance have any idea what the date on that pen is, or how many are known in the wild?
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#14 Brian Anderson

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 14:22

QUOTE(Quicksilver @ Sep 26 2007, 08:51 AM) View Post
Brian, I am adding some info on that prototype LJ to our Esterbrook page. Do you by chance have any idea what the date on that pen is, or how many are known in the wild?


Sorry if I mislead you, but the nib and the pen weren't together originally. I did purchase them from the same person, who got them from the same estate, but I figured the icicle was a better place to display the 6668 than a standard production pen. No date information, but I think there are two or three others similar to this which I am aware of.

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 15:16

Double wow on the pen.
As for the date, I may need eye glasses. To me it looks that at the bottom of the page it says VENUS (hence the post 1967 date blurb).
Is this true?

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 15:19

Updated! Thanks Brian.
"Reverend, you will go to heaven with other good people. Even in heaven you be arguing about the various theories of religion. Your arguments will be an obstacle to my meditation. Therefore, I would prefer to got to hell. Then I will be of service to the suffering." ~ Bhante Walpola Piyananda

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 15:21

QUOTE(antoniosz @ Sep 26 2007, 11:16 AM) View Post
Double wow on the pen.
As for the date, I may need eye glasses. To me it looks that at the bottom of the page it says VENUS (hence the post 1967 date blurb).
Is this true?


I read that as saying MADE IN USA. Now that I look at it again, I could believe it's either.

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#18 Brian Anderson

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 15:25

QUOTE(antoniosz @ Sep 26 2007, 10:16 AM) View Post
Double wow on the pen.
As for the date, I may need eye glasses. To me it looks that at the bottom of the page it says VENUS (hence the post 1967 date blurb).
Is this true?


Nib reads:

6668
Esterbrook
Made in USA

Sorry for the not so great picture.

The pen has a spade style lever, so presumably an earlier prototype, but we know how dating by levers go. smile.gif

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 16:00

QUOTE(Nancy @ Sep 26 2007, 02:29 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Quicksilver @ Sep 26 2007, 02:11 AM) View Post
I...hate you...so much....

Really, where did you manage to get that at?


He must have some occult, underworld, underground source for these things. There's no other way to explain it.


Hmmm...666...hmmm...

Seriously, Brian - an amazingly cool nib, whatever its provenance.

Do you suppose the 6-series nibs were contemporaneous with the Sheaffer Triumph nibs (the latter years of the Triumph, anyway)?

Cheers,

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 16:11

QUOTE(Univer @ Sep 26 2007, 11:00 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Nancy @ Sep 26 2007, 02:29 AM) View Post
He must have some occult, underworld, underground source for these things. There's no other way to explain it.

Hmmm...666...hmmm...

Seriously, Brian - an amazingly cool nib, whatever its provenance.

Do you suppose the 6-series nibs were contemporaneous with the Sheaffer Triumph nibs (the latter years of the Triumph, anyway)?

Cheers,

Jon


A man in a black cape and hood just gave me this bag of pens one day and then vanished. I have no idea who he is or where he went, but on occasion he does show up. smile.gif

I suspect so, Esterbrook always seemed to be a day late and a dollar short when it came to trying to keep up with the competition. Hard to believe with all their experience in working with steel nibs they couldn't effectively come out with this nib on a regular production basis. I can't believe it would have cost that much to make.

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