|The purpose of the
Project is to generate a complete list of dip pen nibs
The Esterbrook Company over the years. Contributions of
further this are greatly appreciated.
Esterbrook Company announced in trade journals that for the
the war they would reduce the manufacture of steel pens to only
Esterbrook advertising prior to this period boasted of having over
250 styles of pens. Nine
Radio pen styles were kept in production as they were
copies of the styles that would remain in production. There is no
mention whether production quantities would also be reduced for
pen style. Esterbrook stated that this selection should give
width or point and degree of elasticity (that) can be secured and
pens named ... will meet every requirement of the trade."
The same advertisement also mentioned that Esterbrook would discontinue manufacturing the Mark Ferth, the Columbia, and the Cooper line of pens. This could be a fascinating area for those interested in collecting Esterbrook custom manufacture imprints.
Here is a list of the pen styles Esterbrook kept in production during WWI:
The Radio pens kept in production during WWI were:
Several implications seem apparent here.
The American Stationer and Office Outfitter, Vol 84, #18, Nov 2, 1918
Geyer's Stationer, Vol 66, Dec 12, 1918, P 18