Rediff News
All News

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp
Rediff.com  » Business » Who founded pen company Mont Blanc?

Who founded pen company Mont Blanc?

Last updated on: May 30, 2005 08:54 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Mont Blanc pens

Who founded the pen company Mont Blanc?
Mont Blanc
has been known for generations as the maker of the best writing instruments the world has known. The German company, over the last couple of years, has expanded its range to include writing accessories, luxury leather goods and belts, jewellery items and even eye wear and watches.
In India, the company is represented by Entrack, owned by former Test cricketer Dilip Doshi. Entrack is the sole distributor of Mont Blanc pens and has exclusive outlets in top five cities in India.
Take the Rediff Business Quiz to know more about the exclusive luxury brand Mont Blanc.

Biz Quiz is best viewed in Internet Explorer (IE) and Netscape above version 6.0.

1. What was the original name of Mont Blanc?
a) Fine Mont Blanc GmbH
b) Zehr Gut Filler Pen Company
c) Simplo FillerPen Company

2. Who founded Mont Blanc?
a) Claus-Johannes Voss, Christian Lausen and Wilhelm Dziambor
b) Gregory Schroeder, Karl L. Hartmann and Pater Mark Thamert
c) Walter Rudolf, Edzhard Schmidt-Jorzig and Kazimierz Lankosz

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is Claus-Johannes Voss, Christian Lansen and Wilhelm Dziambor.
Three Germans founded the company in 1906 -- Hamburg-based stationer Claus-Johannes Voss, Hamburg banker Christian Lansen and a Berlin engineer Wilhelm Dziambor. The company's international headquarter is in Hamburg.
Correct!
Three Germans founded the company in 1906 -- Hamburg-based stationer Claus-Johannes Voss, Hamburg banker Christian Lausen and a Berlin engineer Wilhelm Dziambor. The company's international headquarter is in Hamburg.

3. When did the company formally adopt the Monc Blanc Star as its brand logo?
a) 1906
b) 1912
c) 1913

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is 1913.
In 1913, the now ubiquitous Mont Blanc star became the company logo and it resembles the top of a snow capped mountain peak.
Correct!
In 1913, the now ubiquitous Mont Blanc star became the company logo and it resembles the top of a snow capped mountain peak.

4. Mont Blanc unveiled its most famous pen brand in 1924 and the brand continues to be popular even today, though the company has introduced other pen brands over the last couple of decades. Which is this brand?
a) The Meisterstück
b) The Bohème
c) The Mozart

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is The Meisterstück.
The Meisterstück continues to be the quintessential Mont Blanc. The pen that was first unveiled in 1924 continues to be one of the best selling products and it has over the years spawned a Meisterstück line of fine writing instruments.
Other new writing instrument lines from Mont Blanc include Star Walker and Bohème.
Correct!
The Meisterstück continues to be the quintessential Mont Blanc. The pen that was first unveiled in 1924 continues to be one of the best selling products and it has over the years spawned a Meisterstück line of fine writing instruments.
Other new writing instrument lines from Mont Blanc include Star Walker and Bohème.

5. When did Mont Blanc extend the Meisterstück line?
a) 1962
b) 1974
c) 1995

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is 1995.
Seventy-one years after the first Meisterstück writing instrument was produced, Mont Blanc introduced the Meisterstück line of large leather collections for business and travel.
In 1996, Meisterstück entered the jewellery line and came out with personal accessories for men.
Correct!
Seventy-one years after the first Meisterstück writing instrument was produced, Mont Blanc introduced the Meisterstück line of large leather collections for business and travel.
In 1996, Meisterstück entered the jewellery line and came out with personal accessories for men.

Click here for More Quizzes

Tell us what you think of this Quiz

Contributions from readers are welcome at moneydesk@rediff.co.in

Compiled by: Sanjay Krishnan

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
SHARE THIS STORY 

Moneywiz Live!