Dolt logo stamps
- Donated by Don Lauria
I am not sure how the process of patenting works or when exactly Dolt got the patent numbers to create the “Patent 208/289” die stamp tool. Dolt applied for the Patent Oct 1, 1966 which was not completed till August 15, 1967. Did Dolt wait until Aug 1967 to start stamping the patent numbers on his Doltsters? I do have a 1966 B ebony holster that is stamped “Pat Pend.” on the back. So the earlier 1966 holster creations do not have the “208,289” stamp.
Dolt ad in Summit magazine September 1966
Note: looking at the bottom of the Sept 1966 advertisement, already by September 1966 Dolt has his holsters in 25 climbing stores across the United States. It's only been a few months since he started his business back up, and already getting his Dolt name out there in a motivated way.
Dolt ad in Summit magazine October1966