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#1 marvinreader

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 00:59

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As I recently was reminded of Online Brand pens I did a quick look on FPN to see if anyone had done any reviews. Almost none!! So I thought I'd review my own Online pen.

I have an Online Highway of Writing with the standard medium nib. It was purchased in Sweden as a gift so I have no idea how much it costs.

Appearance: 8. This is a neat little pen. I love the box it came in, more of a tin really. I think the tin reminded my mom of me and that's why she picked this pen. The grip section is very small and hard to use even with my small hands.

Construction: 9. Really sturdy pen. I don't know the cost as a gift from my mom, so I can't say value except that I think it is invaluable.

Weight: 7. This is top heavy when posted, but a little short if not posted. I can easily write non-posted but I would get tired because it is quite small.

Nib: 8. Fairly wet and nice medium. Haven't really seen more nibs but this brand isn't well known in the US.

Filling system: 3. Couldn't find a converter for about 3 months!! (got the pen a year ago). When I got the converter it was way to long (even though said the website said it would fit). My dad had to saw it down. :doh:

Value: Invaluable because it was a gift. But really is a great little pen. I just ordered some cartridges to try next week but I have been using it for 8 months with my hacked converter.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 01:16









Sorry I had trouble with the photos. The 2nd one attempts to show how we modified the convertor. Posted Image

Posted ImageWorst feature of the pen....

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:05

Thanks so much for this! I'll get it included in the index this weekend.

I really like the converter chop. That's something I would do right there.

Do you have any other pens you could photograph it next to to show size comparison?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:33

I like the outward design of this pen - and yes, I should be interested in dimensions too.
Sincerely, beak. God does not work in mysterious ways – he works in ways that are indistinguishable from his non-existence.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:42

From left to right, Linelle, Yellow Safari, Highway of Writing, Noodler's Piston fill, Noodler's aerometric







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Posted 01 July 2011 - 12:51

WHOA that thing is SMALL. Thanks very much for that. I would have guessed it to be closer in size to the Libelle you pictured, but it's shorter than the Noodlers!
At least it has a nice girth.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 13:13

Thanks for the comparison shot - it is smaller than I imagined. Does the cap post okay?
Sincerely, beak. God does not work in mysterious ways – he works in ways that are indistinguishable from his non-existence.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 15:45

The cap wobbles when posted if you don't get it on there right. It isn't that awful, but posting also makes it really back heavy...Good to write quick messages but for all day, I think it would be annoying..

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 17:29

This is what I was thinking when looking at the first few pics. This would be an awesome pen.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 17:53

Watch_Art...that would be cool...but it is tiny...I am bringing it with me on a big trip because it is so small. I hope the standard Online cartridges I ordered from Goulets fit...Posted Image

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 13:13

Filling system: 3. Couldn't find a converter for about 3 months!! (got the pen a year ago). When I got the converter it was way to long (even though said the website said it would fit). My dad had to saw it down. :doh:

Hi, Marvin! Almost all the pictures have vanished (at least from my version of this thread), so I can't see your converter conversion. Can you give me more details about that, please? Such as - which converter you began with and exactly how your dad sawed it down? I can't quite envision what he did. Exactly what part did he saw off? The tip of the screw end, I assume. Corrrect?

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 14:13

Sorry about the images disappearing...I'm not very good with the attachments here.

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that is the hack my dad did. He took the normal convertor, I thlnk I found it on Goldspot a few years ago, or maybe Fountain pen Hospital, but I don't see the convertors online anymore. He just cut down the back until it would fit. And when filling, I can't fill all the way, but just twist until the black part is even.

Hope this helps!

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Posted 28 September 2011 - 00:46

Sorry about the images disappearing...I'm not very good with the attachments here.

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that is the hack my dad did. He took the normal convertor, I thlnk I found it on Goldspot a few years ago, or maybe Fountain pen Hospital, but I don't see the convertors online anymore. He just cut down the back until it would fit. And when filling, I can't fill all the way, but just twist until the black part is even.

Hope this helps!

Yes! That does help. Thanks for posting. I appreciate it!

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