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    Default Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    Is there a master chart of the major manufacturers and their sub brands that may be perused online?

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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    Are we talking Modern or Vintage, and which market (There's way too many to have a single place for all of them).

    But if you mean modern, one of the big ones is going to be Yafa, they are the parent company of Monteverde, Conklin (modern reboot), 365, Marlen, Nava, Online Germany, Parafernalia, Penieder, Stipula, Diplomat, and Nettuno (and for personal reasons I avoid any child brand run by Yafa).

    Or are you just looking for like a big list of all the notable brands to go after? In which case you can probably visit GouletPens, AndersonPens, CultPens, etc and check out their "Brand" listing to see most of the names.

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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by KBeezie View Post
    Are we talking Modern or Vintage, and which market (There's way too many to have a single place for all of them).

    But if you mean modern, one of the big ones is going to be Yafa, they are the parent company of Monteverde, Conklin (modern reboot), 365, Marlen, Nava, Online Germany, Parafernalia, Penieder, Stipula, Diplomat, and Nettuno (and for personal reasons I avoid any child brand run by Yafa).
    Yafa is the North American distributor of those Italian and German brands, not the parent company.
    Yafa owns Conklin, Monteverde, Esterbrook.

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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    Vintage exclusively. I dislike modern pens with a passion, no character or soul in them.

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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    No. There is not even a list of the various Petersburg, Va era fountain pen makers. But it's likely that they were all related even if only as kissin cuzins.
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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    I have several speadsheets ( in Excel) of FP manufacturers, but cannot do a copy/paste of them.

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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by KBeezie View Post
    Are we talking Modern or Vintage, and which market (There's way too many to have a single place for all of them).

    But if you mean modern, one of the big ones is going to be Yafa, they are the parent company of Monteverde, Conklin (modern reboot), 365, Marlen, Nava, Online Germany, Parafernalia, Penieder, Stipula, Diplomat, and Nettuno (and for personal reasons I avoid any child brand run by Yafa).
    Yafa is the North American distributor of those Italian and German brands, not the parent company.
    Yafa owns Conklin, Monteverde, Esterbrook.
    Yafa does not own Esterbrook, that was independent until recently, when Kenro (the US distributor of Aurora & Montegrappa) purchased the company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wahl View Post
    I have several speadsheets ( in Excel) of FP manufacturers, but cannot do a copy/paste of them.
    Just a suggestion, if you want, you can upload them into online spreadsheets like Google or Excel Online. Then you can create a read-only link that people can use to view it.
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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    This is the sort of thing I am after, but for pens.

    https://www.leeroysramblings.com/Gun...ouse_guns.html

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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elim View Post
    This is the sort of thing I am after, but for pens.

    https://www.leeroysramblings.com/Gun...ouse_guns.html
    So create it.
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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    It would be a lot of fun diving down that rabbit hole. The reality is, that is more task than I have time to dedicate.

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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    I've seen a few notable websites have charts similar to that but rather brand or series specific, would be kind of cool having such a 'family tree' catalog as it were (or such resources such as ParkerPens, Richard Binder's site, etc etc could be used to construct such information just be very specific on giving credit where it's due).

    I feel like that kind of thing people have spent years doing just on a certain market alone.

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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by Elim View Post
    It would be a lot of fun diving down that rabbit hole. The reality is, that is more task than I have time to dedicate.
    And that is why such a list does not exist.
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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wahl View Post
    I have several speadsheets ( in Excel) of FP manufacturers, but cannot do a copy/paste of them.
    Just a suggestion, if you want, you can upload them into online spreadsheets like Google or Excel Online. Then you can create a read-only link that people can use to view it.
    Unfortunately my IT skills are very basic

    Which is a pity, as I have lists of manufacturers by country.

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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    There's fountainpen wiki you could visit - it's not a chart, but it's a starting point

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    Default Re: Is there a chart of manufacturers and their sub brands?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wahl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by penwash View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wahl View Post
    I have several speadsheets ( in Excel) of FP manufacturers, but cannot do a copy/paste of them.
    Just a suggestion, if you want, you can upload them into online spreadsheets like Google or Excel Online. Then you can create a read-only link that people can use to view it.
    Unfortunately my IT skills are very basic

    Which is a pity, as I have lists of manufacturers by country.
    You just upload the excel .xls files into Google Docs, it'll convert the documents for you, and allow you to set them to public or shared to specific people.

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