Translations:Columbus/29/en

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Chronology

Year Event
1918 the company is founded by Eugenio Verga, Alfredo Verga in Milano as Alfredo Verga dei Fratelli Verga Snc
1922 the company introduced the Columbus 670 model (guess date[1])
1924 the Columbus trademark is registered
1927 the Alfredo Verga dei Fratelli Verga is closed, Eugenio Verga continue Columbus production alone
1929 the company patents its spoon filler
1929 the company starts celluloid production
1929 the company introduces the Columbus Extra
1931 the company introduces the streamlined version of the Columbus Extra
1935 the company introduces the Columbus Extra Faccettata
1935 the company introduces the arrow clip (date approximate)
1935 the company introduces the Columbus 3x (guess date, stands for the mid '30s)
1936 the company moved into the new headquarters of Via Lamarmora in Milan
1936 the company introduces the Columbus 55
1937 the company introduces the Columbus 112 (guess date, stands for the second half of the '30s)
1937 the company introduces on the Columbus Extra a shorter band with chessboard decorations
1937 the company introduces a Columbus Extra version with smooth band and arrow clip
1938 the company introduces the piston filler
1938 the company introduces the Columbus 10x
1940 the company introduces the Columbus 25 (someone reports second half of '30s)
1941 the company introduces the Columbus 29
1942 Columbus factory is destroyed by bombing, production is moved to Lesa
1946 the company introduces the Columbus 13x (or 1948[2])
1946 the company restarts production in Milan factory
1947 the company introduces the economic models 52, 53 and 54 (guess date, stands for postwar)
1949 the company introduces the Columbus 40 (guess date, stands for the end of '40s)
1951 the company introduces the Columbus 90
1952 the company introduces the Columbus 70 (guess date, stands for the beginning of '50s)
1955 the company production is totally converted to plastic models (guess date, stands for the the mid-50s)
  1. as the archive of the company was destroyed in 1942 after the bombing of their headquarters, many Columbus date are just guessed, referring more to a period than to a specific year, like the first or second half of a decade, or its mid the beginning or end; for more detail just look at chronology on the Columbus page.
  2. on the historical section of the company's website is quoted this date, but others (such as Letizia Jacopini in La Storia della Stilografica in Italia 1900-1950) report 1948.