Eversharp engaged industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss in 1940 to design a new line of pens and pencils. Launched in the spring of 1941 as the Skyliner The "Magic Feed prevents ink flooding or leaking high in a plane..
The Skyline pen is a conventional lever filler with a radical streamlined design, a Dreyfuss hallmark. Some have noted that the pen shows strong influences from the Dreyfuss designed New York Central 20th Century Limited streamline locomotive. Several have pointed out that the pen, when viewed top down, has the same dome shape as the front of the locomotive and tapers off as the train would into the distance. The clip favors the smoke blowing from the smokestack to the back of the train.