The Fountain Pens of Esterbrook

The Fountain Pens of Esterbrook (1992) by Paul Hoban. A 64-page work outlining the history and writing instruments of the Esterbrook Pen Company, which was founded in 1858 by a transplanted English Quaker, and held the fifth registered trade mark issued by the U. S. Government.

This amazing company actually expanded during the Great Depression (1932 - 1940), while most pen companies, including the "Big 4" (Parker, Waterman, Sheaffer and Wahl/Eversharp) experienced greately reduced sales, and many other pen companies closed altogether. The book contains 4 color plates showing examples of the fountain pen products from the turn of the century thru the 1960s in actual size, and a reprint of the entire 1939 Esterbrook catalog.

Price: $15.00 (First Class Postage paid in U. S.)

To order your copy, please send cash, check or money order to:
Paul Hoban, 512 Portola Street, San Dimas, CA 91773
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Here's a link to an Esterbrook Nib Chart. It's a little more comprehensive than the one in the book, having benefitted from additional contributions over the years.

For great pictures of rare (and not so rare) Esterbrooks, visit Brian Anderson's Website.

Also, check out this great forum for Esterbrook fans (and all other types of fountain pens as well). I know some of them personally, and they're a great bunch of people.