Translations:Ancora/23/en

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Chronology

Year Event
1918 Giuseppe Zanini opens an activity named Arti Grafiche - Giuseppe Zanini, is the origin of the company
1920 Giuseppe Zanini founds the Fabbrica e Commercio di Penne Stilografiche e Raffinati Oggetti per Arti Grafiche
1924 Giuseppe Zanini establish his Fabbrica di penne stilografiche e commercio, stampe in genere e riproduzioni opere d'arte
1925 the company carries the production to Sesto Calende
1927 the company introduces the Rapid sub-brand for safety with precious metal overlays (guess date[1])
1929 first known trademark registration (Reg. Gen. N. 40112) for Ancora
1930 the company introduces celluloid models (guess date)
1933 the company introduces the Ancora Duplex [2]
1937 the company introduces the Maxima (guess date, coincident with the trademark registration, Reg. Gen. N. 56843)
1937 the company introduces the Da-Ma (guess date, coincident with the trademark registration, Reg. Gen. N. 56845)
1938 the company carries the production to Arona[3]
1946 the company introduces the Ancora Lusso (guess date, stands for just after WWII)
1949 the company introduces the Calamus (guess date, stands for the end of '40s)
1975 the company ceases operations
  1. all dates referring to features or models introduction for the Ancora pens are guessed and marked as such, because there are no catalogs or listings with clear data; so the cited year is always an approximation, referring to a wider time period (with two year less or more than the used value).
  2. from trademark registration.
  3. date is taken from an article published on "Illustrazione Italiana", in an insert dedicated to autarkic productions, published as supplement to N. 17 of 1938, which reported the news that the production in the new plant in Arona would be starting in days.