Esterbrook 358

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Esterbrook 358
Manufacturer Esterbrook
Nib No. 358
Descr. Art & Drafting Pen
Tip Fine
Markings Exterior
Mark 1 lateral L 358
Mark 2 R.ESTERBROOK & CO.
Mark 3 ART & DRAFTING
Mark 4 MADE IN U.S.A.
Esterbrook 358 - top view, with ruler

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

The Esterbrook Project describes this nib as the fifth and last in the "Art & Drafting" series. A straight body with a fine, sharp point. Rectangular vent hole. Embossed roll across waist. Fine, flexible, Bronze finish.

Nikola Pang writes about the 358: Produced in the Golden Age of Esterbrook, the Esterbrook 358 Art and Drawing pen is one of most popular vintage dip pen nibs for copperplate calligraphy and pointed pen work. The 358 is a soft, flexible nib with fine hairlines and medium (average) shading. This pen point provides good variation and control.

Versions

There are no additional versions of the Esterbrook #358 Art & Drafting Pen in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (bronze-finish).

Photos

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

Esterbrook 358 - top view
Esterbrook 358 - side view, upper
Esterbrook 358 - side view, lower

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