Translations:Montegrappa/16/en

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Chronology

Year Event
1912 the company is founded by Edwige Hoffman, Heinrich Helm in Bassano del Grappa as Manifattura Pennini Oro per Stilografiche - The Elmo Pen
1921 the company starts fountain pen production (guess date[1])
1925 the company started the production of Montegrappa branded models
1925 the company is bought by Alessandro Marzotto and Domenico Manea
1926 the company is renamed as Manifattura Pennini Oro e Penne Stilografiche Elmo
1930 the company introduces its first celluloid models (guess date)
1935 the company introduces faceted models
1935 the company introduces the Montegrappa Extra brand (guess date[2])
1939 the company introduces the piston filler (guess date, stands for the end of '30s)
1939 the company introduces the cap engraving of the MG initials within a circle (guess date, stands for the end of '30s)
1946 the company introduces the Montegrappa 2xx (guess date, refers to postwar beginning)
1946 the company introduces the Montegrappa 3xx (guess date, refers to postwar beginning)
1947 the company was re-established as "Elmo - Montegrappa s.n.c."
1951 the company was re-established as "Fabbrica Penne Stilografiche Elmo Montegrappa s.r.l."
  1. as for most of the italian manufacturers many dates 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 Montegrappa page.
  2. referring to the introduction of faceted models, probably the first to use this name.