Eversharp Skyline Yellow Cab Fountain Pen
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Eversharp Skyline Yellow Cab Fountain Pen:
Probably the most unusual new Skyline variant is the Yellow Cab Special Edition, released in 1995. An homage to the Ford Taxicab, complete with the same yellow with black checkerboard markings. This design wraps around the cap lip, along with "YELLOW CAB" in block letters. The edition was originally packaged in a special bright yellow presentation box with a die-cast metal and plastic model of the Ford Taxicab that inspired the pen. Unfortunately, this particular example comes with only the standard Eversharp presentation box. It appears to have never been used!
The pen was fitted with same very smooth, fancy scrolled 14 karat gold nib as the standard model pens. The gold plated clip has the Eversharp double check symbol. The unusual converter system is accessed by unscrewing the base of the barrel, rather than the section. The converter itself is an off the shelf piston type, but the pen can also be used with Parker cartridges. The instructions and warranty sheet are designed to mimic the ones include with the vintage pens from the 1940s. The pen is mid to large in size - about 5.25" long capped, and 5 5/8" posted. This is a bit deceptive due to the strong taper in the barrel, and how deeply the cap posts.
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