Esterbrook 356

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Esterbrook 356
Manufacturer Esterbrook
Nib No. 356
Descr. Art & Drafting Pen
Tip Fine
Markings Exterior
Mark 1 lateral L 356
Mark 4 MADE IN U.S.A.
Esterbrook 356 - top view, with ruler

Described in contemporary advertising (1938 Esterbrook Catalog) as: "An extremely fine, small pen with extra flexible action. Bronze finish"

The Esterbrook Project describes this nib as the third in the "Art & Drafting" series. This is a straight-bodied pen with a fine, sharp point. The vent hole is a narrow rectangle. Good flexibility. Bronze finish.

Famous as the nib used to ink the original Donald Duck comics. "I used a #356 Esterbrook art and drafting pen which could do everything from thin 'fadeaways' to broad accented curve sweeps on foreground circles such as the ducks' forms." —  Carl Barks (Letter to Scott Matheson, March 21, 1973, Blam Nib site)


There are no additional versions of the Esterbrook #356 Art & Drafting Pen in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (bronze-finish).


Click any image for a full-resolution photo: 1650 x 480. The image with the ruler is 2300 x 1196.

Esterbrook 356 - top view
Esterbrook 356 - side view, upper
Esterbrook 356 - side view, lower

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