Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Early Esterbrook Fountain Pens

These are one of the least well documented items made by Esterbrook.
I will try to collect here as much information as possible. Of course the interested reader should always consult Brian's (and Lisa's :)) website www.esterbrook.net (start from http://www.esterbrook.net/relief.shtml)

Can this be the earliest Relief pen?

American agriculturist: Volume 48 - Page 590, 1899.




1913 (British Books in Print)Eyedropper Relief. I have not been able to find the full photo yet. The imprint does say "Gold Relief". So the pen is the Onoto eyedropper shown by Brian in http://www.esterbrook.net/relief3142.shtml

















Hazell's Annual (1915)
Level filler(?) Relief.
















The Brisbane Courier Tuesday 10 March 1925
Level filler Relief.


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