ESTERBROOK 407 – The Dip-Less Set

You can get the instruction sheet for the Esterbrook 407 HERE.

In this typecast, you’ll read that I intended to post this tomorrow, but I may forget, so I’ll go ahead and do it now, and…well, just read it.

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15 thoughts on “ESTERBROOK 407 – The Dip-Less Set

  1. Oh I love the amazing deco design with this! This would look great with my collection at home.

    Great find! I think you might be able to manipulate something which can substitute the clip.

  2. Happy Father’s Day, Buster! Nice inkwell. And yeah, with four kids in the house, it’s an accident waiting to happen. Is it possible to make a clip out of something?

  3. Ah yes, I remember that my Esterbrook inkwell has, or had, a clip like that.

    Chances are high that the seller acted in good faith and just didn’t know the piece existed. (And didn’t bother to read the instructions!)

    Happy Father’s Day.

    • Yeah, you’re probably right. Had i known it even existed, I would have seen from the listing picture that it was missing, but I’ve never had one of these, so I didn’t know to look for it. Anyway — Happy Father’s Day to you as well!

  4. Just to clarify one point… my man is exactly that! I am sure you can rig something up, babe! If not, I am sure I can find it somewhere on the market. After all, I might as well put all my research to good use, right?! Happy Father’s Day! You are the best Pop around! I am blessed in being your wife!

  5. I just stumbled upon this post looking for info on the Esterbrook 407. I picked one up at flea market this morning. Thanks for suppling the instruction sheet, which I didn’t have.

    You have a great site, keep it up.
    Bart

    • It’s interesting that you commented on this older post, because I was considering doing an update about the Esterbrook. You see, some mentioned that I should plug the hole because the ink would dry. However, the sample I obtained sat around for the last 60+ years without ever having been used. I noticed the rubber seal was hard and brittle, so I replaced it with a rubber seal I bout and trimmed down to size. It created a perfect seal, and after filling my Esterbrook, I’ve never bothered to plug it (though it has a pen in it), and the ink has still not dried or run out after nearly a year of use. It’s really a wonderful, reliable desk pen, in my opinion.

      Thank you for visiting and commenting!

  6. Thank you so much for posting the instructions. I have also just purchased an Eastbrook dip less ink well. Luckily, I noticed some were selling with clips, others not. I did not know then how important the clips were, but I waited to get mine with. I know this was posted a few years ago, but I have given in to the reality, that I will have to wait till someone is selling a beat up one, that comes with a good pen, in order to get the pen I am missing. So, if you have not already found a solution, you may just have to do something similar. Thanks again, and good luck.

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