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1913 - 1959
1960 - 1979
1980 - 1989
1990 - 1999
2000 - 2005
2006 - 2009
2010 - 2015


1981 PLAY COLOR water-based markers in 24 colors are developed and released.

1982 PROGRAPH precision drafting marker is released and wins Good Design Award.
ROLL PEN liquid water-based ballpoint pen goes on sale.

1983 Sales company American Tombow Inc. is established in Westlake Village, California, USA (later moved to Atlanta, Georgia).

1984 MONO BALL water-based ballpoint pen and Dual Brush Pen water-based markers in 72 colors (upgraded to 144 in 1989, currently in 96) are released.

1986 ZOOM series (mechanical pencils, ballpoint pens, water-based ballpoint pens) is released.

1988 ZOOM 707 wins Design Innovation Award. OBJECT 500/300 AO/KO wins Good Design Award.
1990 - 1999 >
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