View Full Version : Filling a Eversharp?

October 19th, 2019, 03:43 PM
Hi all, quick question... I just got a Eversharp Skyline and it's my first lever filler pen and I don't know much about filling them. So my question is... How far out do I pull the lever? 1/4, 1/2, all the way straight out? I was just pulling it a little earlier flushing it with water. I don't want to break anything!


October 19th, 2019, 04:04 PM
Lever can go perpendicular to the barrel with no damage. Go no further.

Note that Skylines have a breather tube. This means that you continue to cycle the lever, with the nib submerged, until you see no more bubbles expelled when lifting the lever.

October 19th, 2019, 07:53 PM
Thanks! I really appreciate the information! Can't wait to get ink in it!

October 20th, 2019, 11:50 AM
Thanks! I really appreciate the information! Can't wait to get ink in it!

Show us pictures! Share the joy!

October 21st, 2019, 07:50 PM
Here's a couple I snapped today. :)


The clip was kinda twisted on the cap so I took that apart and I think I have it back together right but if nothing else it looks better now.

And it has Sheaffer turquoise in it. :)

Lady Onogaro
October 22nd, 2019, 12:07 AM

October 22nd, 2019, 07:59 PM
Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised. I like it. I think it looks better in person and was surprised the sac was still good. :)

Are there any tale tale signs to narrow down the year this pen was made?

October 27th, 2019, 05:21 AM
Very nice. These have an important place in the history of commerce and advertising. Be careful, the plastic can be fragile.

January 2nd, 2020, 04:30 PM
The Skyline was a beautiful design. As Scrawler mentions, handle with care. I have had a cap shatter as I rubbed it with sunshine cloth. Foolish me, I had taken the cap off the pen.

Eversharp made the Skyline back when companies were experimenting with plastics. I once heated a Wearever (or other 3rd-tier pen) to help wiggle the section off the barrel, and the section stretched and stretched, but never loosened.