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wahlnut
June 28th, 2014, 07:03 PM
It's been a while since I updated the news about the new WAHL-EVERSHARP Company activities, so here is a quick recap of current events:
The WAHL-EVERSHARP Company prepares to celebrate the 100th anniversary since the names WAHL and EVERSHARP came together in 1915. That occurred when Charles Keeran, credited with inventing the first practical mechanical pencil, was directed by the Elgin Machine Tool Company to the WAHL Adding Machine Company in Chicago, IL,to see their machine turning equipment in operation. Although the story is a fascinating one, and can be addressed another day, the result was that WAHL began to produce the EVERSHARP Pencil, first as a contractor, and later as the owner of the EVERSHARP Brand.

The Celebration kicks off with the release of the 100 Year Pens:
Continuing the rich history of "Machine Turned (Guilloche) WAHL-EVERSHARP pens, below is the Very Limited Edition SkyScraper Pen in Rose Gold and Yellow Gold Plate with Sapphire blue Derby and Section
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/Closedpen6quickshadowedit_zps4d38c23e.jpg
This pen will be limited to 100 Fountain pens and 30 Roller Ball Pens, each with its unique number engraved.

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/Openw-blue2_zpse11ef29a.jpg

There will be some "unlimited" edition 100 Year Pens too:
Below is the Celluloid and Resin Black and Pearl 100 Year Pen that comes with 18K Solid Gold 2-tone Double Check Nib (not yet installed on the prototypes in these photos), and is a True Piston Filler with permanent tail piece filler actuator.
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/Blackpenclosed_zps17a8206c.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/BlackpenOpen__zps52bb1b9a.jpg

And also in Blue Marble and Red Marble
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/Bluepenclosed3_zpsc611fdee.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/Blackpenopen_zps9b502ca2.jpg

These pens are under "reservation order" requests now and will be delivered in Early August (and at the Washington D.C. Supershow) to the lucky owners.

More news soon.
Syd

jacksterp
July 10th, 2014, 06:22 PM
Everyone of those looks beautiful.

Thanks for the update and pictures.

wahlnut
July 20th, 2014, 10:43 PM
UPDATE:
In the time since the original topic post we have refined the colors and received the first group of the 100 Year pens. The Gold and Sapphire pen remains as is and will be available for delivery by the time of the DC SHow.
Here are the final colors on hand in FP and RB:

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/100MOSAICMOUNTED_zpsc45884bf.jpg
Skyline 100 YEAR Celluloid/Resin Piston Filler Pen in Mosaic (same size pen as the ones below...not sure why this image cam in larger)

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/100blackpearlmountedcopysmall_zps39ded1d5.jpg
SKYLINE 100 YEAR Piston Filler Pen in BLACK and PEARL

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/100Taffymountedsmall_zps88a7626a.jpg
SKYLINE 100 YEAR Piston Filler Pen in Taffy Stripe

All of the above are in the "Standard" Edition (MSRP 299)with our successful semi flex gold plated ceramic coated nib

These pens also come in a "DeLuxe" edition with solid gold nib and gold derby cap top.
UPDATED New Photo: of DeLuxe Edition
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/2014-07-24095133_zps8f66d54b.jpg

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/2014-07-24094929_zps195a767a.jpg


We've been shipping to people who reserved the Back and Pearl for the last few days now.

earthdawn
July 20th, 2014, 10:46 PM
Beautiful Syd !!!

You really are bringing it all back and forging ahead.... and it's great to see.

Big Big Big congrats my friend...

BUT ohhhhhhhh the SKYLINE 100 YEAR Piston Filler Pen in Taffy Stripe !!! WOW :clap2::rockon::clap2:

wahlnut
July 20th, 2014, 11:00 PM
Thanks! We are working hard. 2015 will be the year we add the Revitalized/Modernised Dorics. Here is a first working sketch
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a75/wahlnut/e55a3a5c-6b95-4141-b739-ce4b8e7eaef9_zpse7f532c5.jpg
Don't sweat the number of facets that's wrong but will get corrected alomg with a few other details. How do we get from here to there? If we are successful in selling our Skylines it all goes to funding the production of the Dorics. Hint Hint.

Jon Szanto
July 21st, 2014, 01:50 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! !!!!!!!

Syd, that Mosaic is to DIE FOR! I want one of those in SF! I must have this!!

Ok, I've calmed down. But I must have this in SF.

Best regards,
Jon

snedwos
July 21st, 2014, 06:02 AM
By true piston you mean not captive converter I take it?

amk
July 22nd, 2014, 06:01 AM
Wow, the Doric back! A dream come true. One of my favourite pens.

If only a real vintage Parker nut would take over that company and work the same magic!

wahlnut
July 26th, 2014, 09:47 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! !!!!!!!

Syd, that Mosaic is to DIE FOR! I want one of those in SF! I must have this!!

Ok, I've calmed down. But I must have this in SF.

Best regards,
Jon

OK, Jon,
I will reserve one for you now. See you in SF.
Syd

wahlnut
July 26th, 2014, 09:52 AM
By true piston you mean not captive converter I take it?

The Barrel tail is permanently positioned and attached to a permanently installed internal piston. The tail is twisted in place to fill and expel. We say "Lefty Empty, Righty Writey©"
Syd

wahlnut
July 26th, 2014, 10:00 AM
There are so many elements to talk about on the new WAHL-EVERSHARP™ pens that its hard to cover them all in short post bursts, so something else was maybe not posted before. As with all of our line Custom Orders for nib variations are always available. We just filled one special order batch for a our new dealer in the Philippines for some Fine/Italic semiflex nibs in standard metal and 14K gold, as swap-outs for nibs in pens in his order. We usually have a few of these nibs ready to go in stock but since these nibs are customized for us on order, it may take a few weeks to get this done sometimes.

Crazyorange
July 26th, 2014, 10:55 AM
How much will the very limited skyline retail for? It's so beautiful - great work by the designers.

wahlnut
July 27th, 2014, 10:26 AM
How much will the very limited skyline retail for? It's so beautiful - great work by the designers.
The WAHL-EVERSHARP™ SKYLINE SkyScraper Fountain pen with 18K duo-tone Solid Gold nib $650. Free shipping

Frank
July 27th, 2014, 11:20 AM
Great looking pens Syd!
looking forward to seeing them in DC!


:)