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    Default Filling a Eversharp?

    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!

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    Default Re: Filling a Eversharp?

    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.

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    Thanks! I really appreciate the information! Can't wait to get ink in it!

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    Default Re: Filling a Eversharp?

    Quote Originally Posted by SLM View Post
    Thanks! I really appreciate the information! Can't wait to get ink in it!
    Show us pictures! Share the joy!

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    Default Re: Filling a Eversharp?

    Here's a couple I snapped today.

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    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.
    Last edited by SLM; October 21st, 2019 at 07:54 PM.

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    Purty!!
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    Default Re: Filling a Eversharp?

    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?

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    Default Re: Filling a Eversharp?

    Very nice. These have an important place in the history of commerce and advertising. Be careful, the plastic can be fragile.

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    Default Re: Filling a Eversharp?

    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.

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