This page was created to showcase my own work. However, for reference purposes, images that I have collected are now included. All images are in SVG (vector) form.
Images marked in green are my own work. Each such image is created based on a photograph, scanned document, trademark record or other similar source, and have been rebuilt from scratch in vector format using Inkscape. Most are only approximate due to the limited resolution, quality and accuracy of the source material, along with the sometimes considerable variation in form of the logos. See the description field within each image for origin notes.
The images marked in blue were collected already in vector form, such as from a corporate website, corporate PDF, or Wikipedia. In a few cases these may have been modified or adapted, but none are entirely my work.
Please note that most if not all of these logos are—or at least were at the time—trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. They are used on this site purely for educational and reference purposes only. They represent the brands that are documented on this site.
- United States
- West Germany/Germany
- East Germany
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
The Alps logo is derived from a print advertisement in Electronic Engineers Master 1983, with corrections for ink spread based on careful observation of some accurately-moulded switches. The design seems to have varied quite a bit over time.
The “up to 2005” logo is not the oldest. A more detailed version with a slightly different typeface was used in the Cherry Precision Switches C-663 catalogue from 1966, but the JPEG compression level of the catalogue PDF makes SVG recreation difficult.
General Instrument family
For Cherry, see under United States.
The black-on-white RFT logo is derived from the Passive elektronische Bauelemente ’79|80 catalogue. Both RFT logos are rough approximations due to a present lack of high resolution image to use as a basis, as well as the usual lack of consistency from one version to another. The red EB logo uses also a rough guess at the colour.