Skyline With Over The Top Clip, But No Cap Band And No Double Check
Posted 02 February 2013 - 21:14
1. It does not have a cap band at all.
2. It has the usual over-the-top clip, but there is no double-check emblem imprinted, just Eversharp
The band around the base of the derby is imprinted Eversharp Skyline like all other Skylines. The nib is a first generation "banner" nib with the teardrop around the breather hold/slit. It is probably early production because of that style nib and also because it has the type of derby that screws off the top of the cap, not the one piece derby/inner cap that is much more common.
I have examples of the "Streamliner" which was the low end of the line, but they don't have the over-the-top clip, nor do they have the "banner" style nib. So, this does not seem to be a Streamliner.
I can understand that there could have been a very bottom of the Skyline lineup that had no cap band, but the lack of a double-check on the clip is confusing.
Can anyone tell me what model this is, when it was made, etc.??
Posted 03 February 2013 - 19:23
You are correct in that my pen looks like an all black version of the "Modern Stripe" pen with no cap band. The Modern Stripe pens did have the over-the-top clip and they did not have the double check imprint, BUT they also came with a different nib. Their nib was a smaller Eversharp nib without any of the banner markings on it. My pen has a first generation banner nib and matching feed.
I think your pen model is pictured on this page:
The banner nib is the real sticking point for me. I realize that it could be a repair job and not original to the pen. So, I'm still looking for some evidence that says the exact combination of components that are on my pen is actually a true model put out by the factory.
Thanks for your input.