Esterbrook Blackstone #284 Writing Point NIB - Dip & Feather Quill Pens


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Esterbrook Blackstone #284 Writing Point NIB.
Made in the U.S.A.

A straight -bodied pen with a broad stub tip. The vent hole is a "V" shape. Very firm flex. This black finish is an example of tar coating.

Introduced by Esterbrook in 1877.

Below are actual catalog descriptions of this nib.

"#284 The Blackstone Pen – Tar Coated – Black – Coarse stub engrossing; much used

Description in 1938 Esterbrook Catalog - "Blackstone - Firm, broad stub. Engrossing pen. Extensively used. Black finish"

Description in Esterbrook Pens and What They Will Do - "Black, gold-plated, nickel-plated. Coarse stub engrossing. Extensively used."


Due to the roller machine at the PO, and nibs being damaged in shipment using envelopes I will only be shipping them in a padded bubble mailer from now on. I apologize as this does raise the shipping costs, however some of these nibs are quite rare and I cannot afford to replace large orders of broken nibs. I hope you understand. There is NO extra S/H costs when added to another purchase.


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