Eversharp Skyline

1943-48
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 is a standard-sized Skyline, one of the solid color models. It is in Navy Blue, with gold trim, in excellent condition. Its barrel and cap are not perfect: there are a couple of very small nicks, but these aren’t easily seen. The pen’s imprint is in tiny lettering around the ring at the base of the crown, and is complete and easily read. The nib is a firm fine, possibly a manifold, a wet writer.

Price: $78