Esterbrook 702 v1

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Esterbrook 702 v1
Manufacturer Esterbrook
Nib No. 702
Descr. Modified Slant
Tip M
Markings Exterior
Mark 1 lateral L 702
Mark 2 R.ESTERBROOK & Co
Mark 3 MODIFIED SLANT
Esterbrook 702 Version 1 - top view, with ruler

Esterbrook Pens and What They Will Do describes this as "designed for modified or natural slant style of writing, and has proven a success. Fits any penholder."

Described in contemporary advertising (The 1938 Esterbrook Catalog) as, "Firm, medium. Large pen with large ink capacity. Gray finish."

The Esterbrook Project describes this nib as having "a tapered body with a sharp point, a multilobed vent hole, and lightly curved slits at the shoulders." The #702 Modified Slant is distinguished from a virtually identical nib with the same number, but a different descriptor--the Esterbrook #702 School Medium Firm Pen.

Brandon McKinney's analysis of the markings and grindings date this version of the #702 Modified Slant Pen as 1929-1939.

Versions

There are two distinct versions of the Esterbrook #702 in the Chappy's Nibs collection:

(These version names are defined for this collection alone, and are not necessarily industry-wide terms.)

The nib pictured below is Version 1.

Photos

Click any image for a full-resolution photo: 1925 x 560. The image with the ruler is 2300 x 1196.

Esterbrook 702 Version 1 - top view
Esterbrook 702 Version 1 - side view, upper
Esterbrook 702 Version 1 - side view, lower

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