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Eversharp Skyline -- It's A Wonderful Life



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I noticed this last Christmas when watching It's a Wonderful Life -- in the scene where poor George Bailey has come hat-in-hand to Mr Potter to ask for a loan, it caught my eye that old Potter was using an Eversharp Skyline. Others have noticed this but I went the extra step of doing some screen captures to show it. It's unmistakeable, and funny enough the black-and-whiteness of it reminds me of one of my favorite old Sheaffer's ads.

All I have to add is, say, that better be an Executive Skyline, what with all the money you have, Potter! Can anyone via the pics (or by going to the original source) actually identify the model and pattern? I fantasized that I saw longitudinal stripes on the cap, which looks plastic to me... so I guess there's a chance it could be an Executive, since that size only came with plastic caps...

 

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What a great pickup. My all time favorite movie features one of my favorite pen designs. I'll now be on the lookout when I do my annual Christmas re-watch of Capra's classic.

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What a great pickup. My all time favorite movie features one of my favorite pen designs. I'll now be on the lookout when I do my annual Christmas re-watch of Capra's classic.

 

 

Thanks! When you pay attention in this kind of detail, you unfortunately notice some continuity errors -- the cuts in the scene go between Potter holding the pen and it not being in his hand. But all the better to be able to see the pen from various angles!

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Eversharp, like all the other manufacturers, kept a complete supply of their products on hand (near the studios) and available for use by the movie studios.

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