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    Default Re: esterbrook model A

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    An A (Slender) and an H (Demi) are the same diameter, the H being shorter than the A. An A (Slender) and a B (Full size) were the same length with the B being larger in diameter.
    Question: were there model designations C through G, or were they just f***ing with us?
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    Default Re: esterbrook model A

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    Good news! I fulfilled my dream of fully restoring my gggrandfathers esterbrook model A slim.
    Many thanks to jkll on eBay, and to others here.

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    I love how my restored pen writes. The 2556 nib is silk smooth. It's almost like writing on glass.
    It's almost magical to put pen to paper and see your thoughts magically appear.
    I'm so pleased it all worked out for you - vintage pens ae fantastic to use, but there's something even more special when there's a real connection with them. Every time you use it, you'll be able to think of all the words it's written before. Many of them by your own family members.

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    Default Re: esterbrook model A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    An A (Slender) and an H (Demi) are the same diameter, the H being shorter than the A. An A (Slender) and a B (Full size) were the same length with the B being larger in diameter.
    Question: were there model designations C through G, or were they just f***ing with us?
    Esterbrook was a maniacal genius. He skipped those few letters until later so completist collectors could could debate why and OCD sorters would forever need two complete sets to organize chronologically and alphabetically.

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    Default Re: esterbrook model A

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by oldfarmroad View Post
    Good news! I fulfilled my dream of fully restoring my gggrandfathers esterbrook model A slim.
    Many thanks to jkll on eBay, and to others here.

    ...

    I love how my restored pen writes. The 2556 nib is silk smooth. It's almost like writing on glass.
    It's almost magical to put pen to paper and see your thoughts magically appear.
    I'm so pleased it all worked out for you - vintage pens ae fantastic to use, but there's something even more special when there's a real connection with them. Every time you use it, you'll be able to think of all the words it's written before. Many of them by your own family members.
    indeed my friend, indeed.
    Jim

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    Default Re: esterbrook model A

    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Farmboy View Post
    An A (Slender) and an H (Demi) are the same diameter, the H being shorter than the A. An A (Slender) and a B (Full size) were the same length with the B being larger in diameter.
    Question: were there model designations C through G, or were they just f***ing with us?
    Esterbrook was a maniacal genius. He skipped those few letters until later so completist collectors could could debate why and OCD sorters would forever need two complete sets to organize chronologically and alphabetically.
    Well Farmboy, that made me laugh and also soothed my frustration all at the same time...Thanks
    Jim

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    Default Re: esterbrook model A

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfarmroad View Post
    Good news! I fulfilled my dream of fully restoring my gggrandfathers esterbrook model A slim.
    Well done, congratulations! Not many things more precious than a piece with family provenance. I hope you enjoy it for decades to come.
    "When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick;
    and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by oldfarmroad View Post
    Good news! I fulfilled my dream of fully restoring my gggrandfathers esterbrook model A slim.
    Well done, congratulations! Not many things more precious than a piece with family provenance. I hope you enjoy it for decades to come.
    JS- it's the simple things that give the most lasting pleasure at the end of the day.
    Thanks.
    Jim

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    Default Re: esterbrook model A

    Three winners: it's a family heirloom, it's an Esterbrook, & it's repaired.

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    Default Re: esterbrook model A

    yep!

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