Esterbrook DB-114 desk set

(L to R: 116; DB-114; 2140)

I’ve been on the lookout for a DB-114 desk set in this colour, similar to my 116 desk set (blogged about earlier). I find this model more interesting than the 116, with the stepped sides bearing hints of Art Deco.

This one’s been well-used, with some wear and discolouration – even a slight bulge at the lever – but I’ve no problems with that since I wanted a set for daily use anyway.

Repairs were fortunately simple. Replaced the felt bottom on the porcelain base. Resacced the pen and replaced the wretched-looking 2556 nib it came with, with a pleasant 9668. Wiped barrel, taper and base with water before inking with Montblanc Violet.


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