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#1 simp

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 20:13

Hi,

I have a doubt about the year that the Pelikan logo with four chicks was introduced.

The Pelikan history brochure, downloadable from here:

http://www.pelikan.c...torie_e_412.pdf

reports the 1926, but the Werner Rüttinger site, in this page:

http://www.ruettinge...odell-100n.html

reports 1924.

So does anyone have any kind of explaination for this difference ?

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#2 Rick Propas

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 00:28

I would tend to accept the information from Pelikan as correct.

QUOTE (simp @ Sep 8 2009, 01:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

I have a doubt about the year that the Pelikan logo with four chicks was introduced.

The Pelikan history brochure, downloadable from here:

http://www.pelikan.c...torie_e_412.pdf

reports the 1926, but the Werner Rüttinger site, in this page:

http://www.ruettinge...odell-100n.html

reports 1924.

So does anyone have any kind of explaination for this difference ?

Simone



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Posted 09 September 2009 - 03:00

I think that the Pelikan pdf history file you referenced is merely showing the logo style as seen at some random points in time, not specifically the introduction dates for that style. Obviously, because they introduced the two chick logo well before the 1957 date shown. I can't verify Werner's date but that's usually very good information he has.

That's my explanation and I'm stickin' to it.

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http://www.pelikan.c...torie_e_412.pdf

reports the 1926, but the Werner Rüttinger site, in this page:

http://www.ruettinge...odell-100n.html

reports 1924.

So does anyone have any kind of explaination for this difference ?

Simone[/quote]
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Posted 16 September 2009 - 20:54

I think that the Pelikan pdf history file you referenced is merely showing the logo style as seen at some random points in time, not specifically the introduction dates for that style. Obviously, because they introduced the two chick logo well before the 1957 date shown. I can't verify Werner's date but that's usually very good information he has.

That's my explanation and I'm stickin' to it.

--Doug


I got two answer and they disagree but ... Because the date of 1957 for the two chicks logo is surely totally wrong, I also tend to agree to your explanation, so I'll put 1924 in my Chronology (and a reference to this discussion).

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 20:43

Maybe this will help from a 2008 catalogue to accompany a Pelikan exhibit in Hannover produced in cooperation with the company.

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 19:41

Maybe this will help from a 2008 catalogue to accompany a Pelikan exhibit in Hannover produced in cooperation with the company.

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Thank you for the picture, that's very interesting info.

The 1938 seems consistent with the Ruettinger web site, but the date for the old logo here is back to 1922. Now I have some more doubts...

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