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A Tale Of Two Browns


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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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neat!

 

Esties are great pens, very underrated.

 

Thanks for sharing :)

Just give me the Parker 51s and nobody needs to get hurt.

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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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I agree, the colors vary greatly.

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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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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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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.

"Don't hurry, don't worry. It's better to be late at the Golden Gate than to arrive in Hell on time."
--Sign in a bar and grill, Ormond Beach, Florida, 1960.

 

 

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

 

Absolutely!

 

And don't forget aliens with mystical powers!

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

I knew it, I knew it. And they said it was just my imagination. Oh yes, and by the way they fixed my shoes too! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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