Re: [CR]Oval badged Brooks after 1955

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Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2008 17:16:21 -0500
From: "John Betmanis" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Oval badged Brooks after 1955
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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
>in 1955.
>i won the below auction for a brooks champion S. SR
>this 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.
>simon bird

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.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario