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You are witnessing fountain pen history being made today. I have in my possession a new, unheard of, undocumented model of the Esterbrook fountain pen. It is the same size as the LJ (5") and identical in design. The only difference is that it has about a dozen vertical black stripes running the length. I have a dark red and a root beer color with these vertical black stripes.

Seriously though - where did these come from ? I have looked at the experts web pages and books but don't see one anywhere. I'm sure there is a simple explanation and I would love to hear it. So any help ID ing these would be immensely appreciated. Thanks

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You have ventured into new territory, congratulations on that find.

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We call them Icicles. They are available in all six colors.

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We call them Icicles. They are available in all six colors.

 

Thanks - interesting. Makes me wonder why they're not mentioned in websites with Esterbrook information.

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We call them Icicles. They are available in all six colors.

 

How many different descriptive words do the Eskimos have for them?

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How many different descriptive words do the Eskimos have for them?

I remember this was discussed in class. I think it is five or forty-two but I was not paying attention.

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I remember this was discussed in class. I think it is five or forty-two but I was not paying attention.

 

It is easy to get distracted. Just remember that ​mackerel was not one of them.

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My first Esterbrook was a copper icicle. Now, you need to dig further, after reading Brian Anderson's page. Is yours:

 

  1. Made in the USA?
  2. Made in Mexico?
  3. Not imprinted at all?
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We call them Icicles. They are available in all six colors.

I have blue, red, green, brown and grey. Never found a black one. Where did you find yours? :huh:

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My first Esterbrook was a copper icicle. Now, you need to dig further, after reading Brian Anderson's page. Is yours:

 

  1. Made in the USA?
  2. Made in Mexico?
  3. Not imprinted at all?

 

 

Both of mine have no imprint at all - don't know what that means

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I have blue, red, green, brown and grey. Never found a black one. Where did you find yours? :huh:

 

You don't have any of those black on black icicles? It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black. :huh:

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Huh, mine has no imprint either. I never noticed that before.

I picked up a black LJ this weekend at the Ohio Pen Show. And this thread made me curious, so I looked at it. No imprint. Now I'm wondering about the other two black Esties I have (both SJs) as to whether they have the imprint or not.... I'm *pretty* sure the one with the 1555 Gregg nib does, but not 100% positive; and don't remember one way or the other about the one with the 9128 nib.

Well, just looked. And both black SJs have an imprint. It's only the LJ that is without one. :huh:

Dunno about any of the non-black Esties (never thought about the imprint/no imprint issue before) but none of the rest are icicles, either.

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I have blue, red, green, brown and grey. Never found a black one. Where did you find yours? :huh:

In a shelf pack assortment-half dozen.

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You don't have any of those black on black icicles? It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black. :huh:

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