My Imperials............. stylos nos.
very nice Imperial collection!
Imperial pens after year 1942 were made of celluloid from the new UMA company also located in Pardubice town. (I wrote about UMA company in "Polak & Lukesle - Sagitta" thread.) The second pen from 1943 is made of the early version of green-black striated celluloid which was later one of main patterns designed by chief engineer Mr. Jakubec in UMA company. The interesting fact - Brod factory (then Penco) was closed in 1953 and then the best empoyees and most precious machines were integrated into ex-Sagitta factory in same town. Then a production of completely new line of pens started in Pardubice town: Centropen 10010/11/12/14 and Barclay 1304/5 and some others.
Some of the empoyees were members of the original team hired by Jindřich Brod before WW2 and some other employees were members of Pick & Ganz prewar team (since 1901, in 1938 bought by Polak&Lukesle).
So some "genes" of J.Brod´s company survived until 1964 when ex-Sagitta factory was closed and FP production stopped in Pardubice town.
Edited by Khufu, 22 June 2013 - 13:58.