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 final Skyline is the most handsome, a Standard in Dubonnet, a deep red that is both marbled and striated. It is an earlier, 1943-46, Skyline, has a very nice view window, and is in very clean condition, among the nicest Skylines I’ve seen. In the right light, the red appears to shimmer, particularly near the gold trim. The trim is generally clean, with some tarnish in the derby ring. The black derby is very clean and unmarked.

Price: $98 Sold

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