Eversharp Skyline

1940s
About This Model

Eversharp Skylines were an adventure in supermodern design in the early 1940s. Eversharp, too often a step behind Parker and Sheaffer, planned to steal a step with the Skyline. Their appearance is striking: long conical shape with graceful transition from cap to barrel; a beautiful look. In addition, these pens were early experiments with polystyrene barrels, which over time proved to have shrinkage issues. Most Skylines seen today show some shrinkage. This problem aside, they are excellent writers, particularly their EF and Manifold nibs. They came in a range of sizes, colors, and cap patterns. Although they were a significant step in pen design, and sold successfully, Skylines only lasted for five years, to be replaced by the Eversharp Symphony in 1948-49.

 

About This Pen

This Skyline, from my personal collection, is a very good user pen from the 1940s. It is a standard size, 5 7/32” long, in Navy Blue. It has several nicks, and barrel shrinkage under the cap, but nevertheless is an attractive pen, most comfortable in a smaller hand.

This pen is not for sale.