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 the first of three Skylines being listed together. It is a Standard, from 1946-48, in black. The Standards are a full 5 ¼” long and just less than ½” wide at the cap lip, with an all-black barrel and cap and gold trim. The Skylines are business pens, often with very fine, firm nibs that were named “manifold”, for pushing through carbon copies. This is such a pen, for the person who needs a very fine, precise nib. The pen is in very good condition, but shows a little wear that is consonant with the softer polystyrene plastic Eversharp used. The trim is very clean and the often worn derby is unmarked.