History of Tropen Scholar?

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Readymade
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History of Tropen Scholar?

Post by Readymade » June 23rd, 2011, 4:21 am

Could anyone help tell me the years of production for the Tropen Scholar, and what design changes there were?

Lambrou mentions that Tropen sold 150,000 Scholar pens a year from 1945-1948, but doesn't say which year the pen was launched or when Tropen stopped production.

Recently bought these Tropen Scholar pens --
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I suspect that they were were made in the last 2 decades, especially since they were sold with the circa-1989 Scholar pens (completely different-looking!). But I don't know how to date them...

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Re: History of Tropen Scholar?

Post by werner » June 23rd, 2011, 2:16 pm

Hello,

the name of the company Gustav Schroeder, Luedenscheid. Tropen is the tradename of the most famos model. Wellknown also as Tropen Scholar. Due to the shape of the clip and the rounded cap ring, in my opinion, the fountain pen at your picture could be dated to the period approximately 1958.

I hope this will help you.

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Re: History of Tropen Scholar?

Post by Readymade » July 15th, 2011, 5:26 pm

Thank you Werner!

Can I ask more - why around 1958? What did the Tropen pens look like before that?

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Re: History of Tropen Scholar?

Post by werner » July 15th, 2011, 6:09 pm

Hello,

my guess depends on this production area only because of the shape of the clip. Former models had a decorated cap ring and a clip with three steps. I don't have only a very limitedly information about Tropen pens.

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Re: History of Tropen Scholar?

Post by Transponif » April 25th, 2015, 10:47 am

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Re: History of Tropen Scholar?

Post by Guildwax » June 6th, 2016, 5:36 am

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