History
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Snopake was developed by the Battelle Institute of America in 1955, for the correction of typed copy for reproduction within the printing industry.

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It was introduced into the UK by Ronald.E.Southey of Colyer and Southey Ltd, who manufactured and marketed Snopake Correction Fluid under license from Battelle Development Co.

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When the patent expired some time during the seventies, it enabled other similar products to compete in the marketplace, which by then had entered into the stationery field, and was welcomed by typists and office staff generally.

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Snopake Correction Fluid was acquired by Sternstat Ltd in 1988 and the company name was changed to Snopake Ltd.

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Did you know that the 'OP' in the Snopake logo is the proof correction mark for deletion! Exactly what our Correction Fluid does - it covers or deletes handwritten mistakes.

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Snopake acquired the assets of Dahle UK/Swordfish brand in 2005.

Platignum History

1919

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Platignum pen company changes the world of pens with the self-filling, gold plated nib fountain pen.

1925

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A revolution in pen design - the world's first replacement nib.

1939 - 1945

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Platignum supports the war effort, commissioned by the MOD to create 'spy' pens concealing maps and compasses.

1950

1950

Another breakthrough - the company invents the retractable ball point.

1962

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The seminal Good Handwriting pen is introduced.

1965 - 1998

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Platignum introduces the ink cartridge to the UK and becomes synonymous with education for over 30 years.

1992 - 2005

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Platignum produces a collection of calligraphy sets to complement its traditional writing range.

2007

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Platignum's new signature style is born.

2011

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In line with Platignum's brand essence of being British, fun and different, a new packaging concept and style was created.

2014

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Platignum launches a fountain pen ink converter.