Vintage 1940s Eversharp Skyline Fountain Pen ~ Dubonnet Red ~ Restored
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Vintage 1940s Eversharp Skyline Fountain Pen ~ Dubonnet Red ~ Restored:
Eversharp Skyline, Burgundy (Dubonnet Red), Gold Cap, medium/semi-flex nib
Here is a restored 1940's Eversharp Skyline fountain pen, pen was completely disassembled, ultrasonically cleaned and a new sac installed, burgundy barrel with a gold filled cap, Eversharp Medium Semi Flex 14KT gold nib, no marks scratches or dents, nice looking Skyline, pen presents itself well, and is an excellent writing pen.
Manufacturer - Eversharp
Size - Pen 5 1/4"
Color - Burgundy (Dubonnet Red)
Cap - 14KT Gold Filled, burgundy Derby
Filling System - Lever
Year Of Manufacturer - 1940's
Nib Material - 14KT Gold
Nib Stroke - Medium Semi Flex
The following details re the Skyline extracted from Richard Binder's article, which is recommended reading:
The Best in Streamlined Industrial Design:In 1941, the Eversharp company introduced a new fountain pen called theSkyline.Strikingly modern in appearance, the Skyline was designed by the noted industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss (U.S. Patent NoD132,663for the body and NoD132,664for the clip), who also streamlined the steam locomotives of the New York Central Railroad’s famed20th Century Limited.You do not need a very sharp eye to detect a strong resemblance between the NYC locomotives and the Skylines.
As could be expected, the Skyline was an excellent writer’s pen. Since its Tempoint days, Eversharp had been renowned for its nibs, and when these nibs were coupled with the company’s recently developed “Magic Feed” (U.S. Patent No2,255,093, by George E. Ziegler), writing was an almost effortless pleasure.