Vintage Pens: Wahl-Eversharp Skyline

Vintage Pens: 2370 Wahl-Eversharp Skyline
Era: 1940-1949
Price: $39.99
When the Eversharp Skyline was released, it looked like a space-age pen...nearly 20 years before the space age! Equipped with an breather tube inside the pen to help adjust the air and ink pressure within the ink sac, it was advertised as being able to handle air travel. It didn't really work that well, but it was a state-of-the-art pen in the 1940s. This Eversharp Skyline saw heavy action. Its 14k gold nib is a little scratched on top, but it writes a very nice, mostly smooth, wet medium line. The barrel has deep bite marks around the tail. An "S" curve in it mars the lever a little. We restored the pen to good working order with a new ink sac. The barrel is black, and the dome of the cap appears to be a deep burgundy. The gold-filled cap sleeve is in good condition. It only has a minor dent and no deep scratching. The top dome appears to be on tightly, but the clip is skewed. A larger standard size but NOT an executive size. Click headline for close-ups. 13.2cm capped.