Eversharp Skyline


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. The Skyline line also appealed to the post-war executive and new corporate culture, with the Presentation and Command Performance models, in 14k, and slight additions to the trim. Although Skylines were a significant step in pen design, and sold successfully, they only lasted for five years, to be replaced by the Eversharp Symphony in 1948-49.

About This Pen

This Skyline, the second of three to be presented this update, is a demi, with a shorter barrel than the Standard but the same girth and cap size. It is 4 ⅞” long capped, to me the most attractive size to match its sloping design. It’s a bit earlier, from 1943-46, evidenced by the amber view window, and it is navy blue with a striated cap. The pen shows a bit of typical wear, but the overall appearance is very clean and appealing.

Price: $80 Sold

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