|Descr.||Art & Drafting Pen|
|Mark 1 lateral L||356|
|Mark 2||R.ESTERBROOK & Co|
|Mark 3||ART & DRAFTING|
|Mark 4||MADE IN U.S.A.|
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.