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    Default Re: mini collections...

    Nice!!! The yellow pen is awesome.
    Let me guess (f.l.t.r):
    1= Sonnet flighter, 2= 25 Flighter, 3= ???? Not a Duofold... .. 4= Slimfold, 5= UK Duofold, 6= New Duofold Uk edition.

    Tell me which were wrong? Tell me about the yellow one
    Last edited by Lexaf; January 17th, 2018 at 12:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexaf View Post
    Nice!!! The yellow pen is awesome.
    Let me guess (f.l.t.r):
    1= Sonnet flighter, 2= 25 Flighter, 3= ???? Not a Duofold... .. 4= Slimfold, 5= UK Duofold, 6= New Duofold Uk edition.

    Tell me which were wrong? Tell me about the yellow one

    1 - IM
    2 - 25
    3 - Big Red Frankenpen (check PM)
    4 - Slimfold
    5 - Duofold Senior
    6 - Duofold Centenial MKI

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    Default Re: mini collections...

    Quote Originally Posted by usk15 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lexaf View Post
    Nice!!! The yellow pen is awesome.
    Let me guess (f.l.t.r):
    1= Sonnet flighter, 2= 25 Flighter, 3= ???? Not a Duofold... .. 4= Slimfold, 5= UK Duofold, 6= New Duofold Uk edition.

    Tell me which were wrong? Tell me about the yellow one

    1 - IM
    2 - 25
    3 - Big Red Frankenpen (check PM)
    4 - Slimfold
    5 - Duofold Senior
    6 - Duofold Centenial MKI
    A nice selection. Is number 3 a custom pen. I have seen something similar made by Chris Thompson (although I am not sure if his pens specifically used UK parts.

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    Default Re: mini collections...

    The "Big Red" was a ballpoint and, I think, rollerball, popular in the 1970s. Enterprising folks have found various fountain pen sections to fit it. Off the top of my head I want to say a Cross Solo and the Pilot MR/Metropolitan among them. I believe you can also do something a little more complicated using a 45. Google will no doubt find the details.

    usk15 completely defeated me, because nothing I could do would make either a Slimfold or a Duofold Lady look the right length in comparison to a Duofold Junior or Victory MkV. Well, no, because I'd completely forgotten the narrow band on the Senior, which is what I should have been comparing them to.

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    Default Re: mini collections...

    Indeed, the Big Red is a RB/BP transformed in a FP with Cross Solo section. But...still half English Parker....

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    The Big Red ball/rollerball pens were given out by companies as advertising with their logos on them. Much nicer than the crap we get now. They used standard Parker cartridges in them so they lasted and hopefully, not a throwawy.
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