Fountain Pen Restoration

Christmas 2013

Merry Christmas from Fountain Pen Restoration! This is our 7th Christmas post. In the past, I have shared Christmas themed pens and advertisements. This year I will share another Christmas Advertisement – this one from Eversharp in 1948 and a recent addition to my collection. As my posts this year reflect, I became interested in Kimberly ballpoints, both pre and after Eversharp. So, in searching for advertising material, this came my way. Interestingly, it also promotes the Symphony, Envoy, and Reporter Fountain Pens – some of the last lines that they would produce in fountain pens.

So, in 1948, you could spend anywhere from $1.00 (Wahl Ball Pen or Pencil) to $75.00 (an all gold Kimberly Pockette – has any one ever seen on of these? -not the gold filled) for an Eversharp writing instrument.

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For additional Holiday reading on Kimberly Ballpoints, feel free to read some of these old posts~

Kimberly Ballpoints – dated March 4, 2013

Humphrey Bogart Ballpoints – dated April 2, 2013

Kimberly Ballpoints 3 – dated April 18, 2013

Happy Reading and look for more restoration in 2014!


December 25, 2013 - Posted by | Christmas, Kimberly Ballpoint Pen, Wahl Eversharp | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Looks like the Skyline was a thing of the past. Interesting that they refer to a “sphere” point option in the Symphony and Reporter. Nowhere do they say ballpoint and they don’t mention that the Kimberly was a ballpoint. They must have still been sponsoring the “Take It or Leave It” radio show, where the top question was the “$64 Question,” since they use that phrase in the text on the white card background. That show later changed names to “The $64 Question” and moved to TV about 1950. It was the precursor to the famous “$64,000 Question” TV quiz show.

    Comment by John Hubbard | December 25, 2013 | Reply

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