NEW ITEM! Eversharp Skyline Mechanical Pencil

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

Although there are still thousands of Eversharp Skyline fountain pens found in very nice to excellent condition, the pencils appear far less often in any condition, much less one as nice as this. It is an earlier model, pre-1945, manifest by its plastic cone end due to the restrictions on using metal. It is a Standard, and most likely came in a set with a fountain pen. The pencil takes a 1.15mm lead, and holds well most of the time.

Price: $49

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