Eversharp Skyline

1940's
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 is a Standard model, 5.25” long, in Army Brown, with the commonly seen 14K gold-filled cap with lateral gold grooves. Considering the softness of the early polystyrene plastic used in Skylines, it is in very attractive condition. There are a few nicks and nibbles, some typical shrinkage under the cap, and some missing gold plate around the cap lip and around the breather holes, but it is a nice pen, good for daily use. The nib 14K gold nib writes a wet fine line with perhaps a touch of shading. A good example, a nice pen!

Price: $85