Esterbrook 702 v2

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Esterbrook 702 v2
Manufacturer Esterbrook
Nib No. 702
Descr. School Medium Firm
Tip M
Markings Exterior
Mark 1 lateral L 702
Mark 2 R.ESTERBROOK & Co
Mark 3 SCHOOL
Mark 4 MEDIUM FIRM
Mark 5 lateral L MADE IN U.S.A.
Esterbrook 702 Version 2 - top view, with ruler

Seven Popular Esterbrook School Pens says, "Medium point. Firm action. Large pen with extra ink capacity. Used in 3rd and 4th grades."

The Esterbrook Project describes this nib as having "an up-tapering pen body with a sharp point. An unusual double ball vent hole. Gray finish." The #702 School Medium Firm is distinguished from a virtually identical nib with the same number, but a different descriptor--the Esterbrook #702 Modified Slant Pen.

Brandon McKinney's analysis of the markings and grindings date this version of the #702 School Medium Firm Pen as about 1946.

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 2.

Photos

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

Esterbrook 702 Version 2 - top view
Esterbrook 702 Version 2 - side view, upper
Esterbrook 702 Version 2 - side view, lower

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