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Nib of the Month: Eversharp Symphony

Nib of the Month: Eversharp Symphony “Flexible 1/2 Stub”

By Teri Morris | NOS News, Pens of Interest, What's New

First of all, I’m writing about this nib because it literally caused my jaw to drop when I came across it while sorting thru our latest batch of new old stock 1960s Eversharp Symphonys. Secondly, try to ignore the surroundings in the photo below. New old stock pens are not always pretty, and some are too far gone to be one of our “seconds” offerings. Sometimes you can only salvage the nib, but in this case ooh-la-la, it was quite a nib.   The name says it all, but before you get excited and say “where can I get [&hellip

Symphony -- Eversharp's Last Good Pen?

Symphony — Eversharp’s Last Good Pen?

By Teri Morris | NOS News, Pens of Interest

Poorly documented, largely overlooked The Eversharp Symphony was launched in 1948 and couldn’t have had a more auspicious beginning. While the company’s previous major model, the Fifth Avenue, had some shortcomings that prevented it from catching on with the public, the company hoped to reproduce some of the success enjoyed by the iconic Skyline model which had achieved sales superiority in the mid 1940s. The Skyline had been designed by famous industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss, and for the Symphony the company went to another famous consumer-goods designer, Raymond Loewy. The first generation Symphony pens (aka model 500) can be [&hellip

Eversharp Symphony Fountain Pens are Back in Stock

Eversharp Symphony Fountain Pens are Back in Stock

By Teri Morris | NOS News, What's New

New Old Stock, Various Models, Flexible and Manifold Nibs About a year and a half ago we created a bit of a stir with our new old stock Eversharp Symphony pens. People responded very well to the notion of “vintage flex” on a new old stock pen. While our “seconds” with cosmetic imperfections were around for a few months, the ones in perfect condition sold out rather quickly. Well, we’ve made arrangements for a rather large purchase of these pens, and as we get them cleaned up and restored with a new sac we are adding them [&hellip

“Seconds” means ….. what?

By Teri Morris | Buying Guides, NOS News

I’ll confess we use the notion of “seconds” to suit our own situation. In a normal retail setting, a “second” is an item that suffered some problem during the manufacturing process and picked up a blemish as a result. In the world of new old stock pens, we stretch the definition to cover the imperfections our pens sometimes pick up during their 40 odd years in storage. We clean them up as best we can, and have a high level of confidence that they will write perfectly. Then we offer them to the world as a solution [&hellip