Contents

1906–1938 1926–1938 1937–1942 1938–1942 1942–1944 1944–1948
1906–1938 1926–1938 1937–1942 1938–1942 1942–1944 1944–1948
 
1948–1950 1950–1951 1951–1954 1952 1952–1954 1953–1954
1948–1950 1950–1951 1951–1954 1952 1952–1954 1953–1954
 
1954–1955 1954–1957 1955–1957 1955–1958 1956–1957 1957–1958
1954–1955 1954–1957 1955–1957 1955–1958 1956–1957 1957–1958
 
1958–1960 1960 1960–1961 1961–1978 1978–present
1958–1960 1960 1960–1961 1961–1978 1978–present

3M Co (first era)

1906–1938

3M Logo 1906.svg

This is the oldest known version of 3M's logo, dated 1906. During the first half of the 20th century, 3M used several different logos, sometimes using only the diamond in the middle, sometimes using only a "3M" mark in various incarnations.

Three M

1926–1938

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3-M (first era)

1937–1942

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3M Co (second era)

1938–1942

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3M (first era)

1942–1944

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3-M (second era)

1944–1948

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3M (second era)

1948–1950

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3M Company (first era)

1950–1951

3M Logo 1950.svg

This logo is dated 1950, and was often used during the 1950s. As with its predecessors, different variations soon started to appear. Sometimes the oval was removed, sometimes it was filled, sometimes a different font was used, and sometimes laurels were added around the oval.

3M (third era)

1951–1954

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1952

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3M Brand (first era)

1952–1954

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3M Line Brand

1953–1954

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3M Company (second era)

1954–1955

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1954–1957

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1955–1958

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3M Research

1955–1957

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3M (fourth era)

1956–1957

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3M Brand (second era)

1957–1958

3M 1957.png

1958–1960

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1960

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3M (fifth era)

1960–1961

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1961–1978

3M 1961 Logo.svg

This logo was created by Gerald Stahl Associates in 1961. It came with a manual containing a few approved versions of the logo.

1978–present

3M.svg

As need arose for a new logo, one was developed by Siegel & Gale. This logo is the still used today.

References

http://prempiyush.posterous.com/evolution-of-the-3m-logo-1906-2012

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