At 01:11 PM 03/02/2008 -0800, simon bird wrote:
>hello learned ones.
>from my readings of the archives of this list i
>understood that the oval badge/stamp was discontinued
>i won the below auction for a brooks champion S. SR
>this morning.it looks as though the date of 1967 is
>right so what's the story?
>did the oval logo make occasional reappearances?
>thank you for the anticipated insight.
That's a B15, so maybe Brooks continued using the oval logo on those past 1955. Come to think of it, was the B15 eventually just discontinued? It was a less expensive saddle than the venerable B17. Perhaps in the bike boom years Brooks just made them from all the same quality leather and called them B17.
(Time for a REAL Brooks guru to step in and set us all straight.)
Here is my 1967 Swallow with the "keystone" logo just visible on the top.