Esterbrook 344

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Esterbrook 344
Manufacturer Esterbrook
Nib No. 344
Descr. Double Line Ruling Pen
Tip Double
Markings Exterior/Interior
Mark 1 lateral L 344
Mark 2 R.ESTERBROOK & CO.
Mark 3 DOUBLE LINE
Mark 4 RULING PEN
Mark 5 MADE IN U.S.A.
Esterbrook 344 - top view, with ruler

Described in contemporary advertising (Zanarian) as: "No. 344. Double Line Ruling Pen. This pen makes two lines at once, and is especially adapted for architects, engineers, draughtsmen and bookkeepers." This nib was included in both the 1883 and 1938 Esterbrook Catalogs.

The Esterbrook Project describes this nib as designed to draw with a ruler two equally spaced straight lines of the same weight. It was most commonly used to lay out borders on accounting ledger sheets and in drafting. It was often used with colored inks such as red.

Versions

There are no additional versions of the Esterbrook #314 Double Line Ruling Pen in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (gray-finish).

Photos

Click any image for a full-resolution photo: 2200 x 630. The image with the ruler is 2300 x 1196.

Esterbrook 344 - top view
Esterbrook 344 - interior view. Note that the exterior markings show through to the interior.
Esterbrook 344 - side view, upper
Esterbrook 344 - side view, lower

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