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ANTIQUE Fountain Pen EVERSHARP Symphony, Raymond Loewy Design. Burgandy Red, Chrome Cap, Gold Plate Clip and Band WES1a
Antique Vintage Eversharp Symphony "Loewy" Designed Fountain Pen. Burgandy Red Barrel Silver Chrome Cap with Gold Plated clip and ring. Good working condition with new ink sac. 14K Gold Nib is imprinted- EVERSHARP 14K Made in U.S.A., Symphony Lever Fill Pen fills from bottled ink Pen is in good working condition. Ink sac is intact. Pen fills easily and writes well. Light Normal wear. No cracks or major damage.
Very rare pen. Good condition and ready to write! This is s one of a kind pen so if you like it grab it now!
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Original Classic 1948 - 1952 Eversharp Symphony fountain pen model. makes a great 1940's - 1960's era Movie, TV or Stage Prop.
ANTIQUE EVERSHARP SYMPHONY Fountain Pen 1948 - 1952 WES1a
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Vintage Antique Eversharp Symphony Fountain Pen , restored to good writing condition. This Eversharp Lever Fill Pen fills easily and writes well. No additional improvements have been made and the character of the fountain pen has been maintained. Cosmetically this classic Eversharp Loewy Design pen has been left in original condition as found. Pen is in very nice condition with very little normal wear. Great writing pen.
USING FOUNTAIN PENS
Fountain pen writing is a unique experience. Vintage pens use liquid ink and split metal fountain pen tips or
Nibs. The ink is stored internally in antique pens either in a rubber ink sack, ink converter or in later collectible pen models,
a plastic ink cartridge. The liquid ink flows through a grooved section to the fountain pen nib. The free flowing ink results in a
smooth writing experience that cannot be duplicated with ball point pens or pencils.
Start or add to your vintage pen collection with this beautiful Eversharp Symphony Fountain Pen. Eversharp Raymond Loewy Design fountain pens are popular collectors pens. Fountain pen collecting is a great hobby rich in history. Old Fountain pens make great investments and interesting collectibles. Writing with a fountain pen, antique or modern, is a unique experience that most people have not shared. Sheaffer pens have always been considered one of the best fountain pens made and the equal of other major brands like Parker Watterman and Eversharp. Over 50 years old, this wonderful antique Symphony fountain pen looks and writes great. Treat yourself to this lovely collectible antique pen. A nice addition to any collection. Great writing pen or wonderful display item.
Introduced in 1948, the Symphony was one of the first pens aggressively marketed as styled by a famed designer – in this case, Raymond Loewy (1893-1986). Eversharp was a pioneer in hiring well-known industrial designers (the Skyline, introduced in 1941 and produced in great numbers, had been designed by Henry Dreyfuss), but oddly enough the resulting pens have been almost entirely ignored in discussions of the designers' oeuvres.
With the Symphony, as with the Skyline, Eversharp embraced a modernist aesthetic while retaining a fundamentally traditional approach to the functional aspects of fountain pen design. The filler is the tried and true lever, while the exposed 14K nib is entirely conventional. The Symphony was offered in a relatively limited range of variations. Caps came in two basic shapes: either round in section, or the so-called slipper cap, with slightly offset halves that meet in a longitudinal ridge in a form strongly reminiscent of Loewy's classic streamlined Electrolux vacuums. As only the earlier and less common slipper-cap version was advertised as a Loewy design, it seems likely that this was the only version for which Loewy was entirely responsible.
The standard cap finish was chrome with a gold filled clip, with or without a single narrow inset gold filled cap band. A Deluxe version was equipped with a wide cap band (see below), while the Golden Symphony had an all gold filled cap. The "$5 set" included a pen and pencil with gold-plated caps, advertised in late 1949 as "A luxury set at a pre-war price".
The Symphony was one of the last high quality fountain pens Eversharp offered. Reeling from its losses in the battle for the ballpoint market, Eversharp found itself short of the capital needed to compete with giants Parker and Sheaffer. In 1957 Eversharp was absorbed by Parker, which continued for a time to produce pens under the Eversharp name as an economy line.