|Mark 1 lateral L||787|
|Mark 2||R.ESTERBROOK & Co|
|Mark 3||OVAL POINT|
|Mark 4||MADE IN U.S.A.|
Described in contemporary advertising (1938 Esterbrook Catalog) as: "Extra firm, fine, oval point. Smooth and durable. Gray finish."
The Esterbrook Project describes this nib as "a pinched waist, spoon-headed pen. A sharp, turned-up tip. A large baseball bat vent hole. Gray finish."
Brandon McKinney's analysis of the markings and grindings date this version of the #787 Oval Point Pen as 1940-1946.
There are no additional versions of the Esterbrook #787 Oval Point Pen in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (gray-finish). However, there are several versions of the popular #788 Oval Point Pen.
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