As you can read in the History section of this website, the company was not immediately called Granit. Before 1938, the company was simply known as Kispest, after the city the factory was located in. Therefore, the first known logo uses that name. This logo is circular and contains the text ‘Kispest’ and a little flower beneath the text. Beneath this mark an oval can be found that reads ‘Made in Hungary’. According to sources, this logo was used until approximately 1938.
Another logo of the pre-Granit era is a rather rare logo. It is a simple one, it displays the image of a laurel twig with the letters ‘KP’ above it. We assume the letters represent Kispest. This logo is said to rarely have been used, mainly on sculptures and cups. It is unknown in which decades this logo was used.
The first real Granit logo can be viewed on the left. The mark of the logo is a triangle, filled with four smaller triangles. The three triangles at the top, right and left all read the same letter, ‘K’. The triangle in the middle is filled and reads the letter ‘P’. Beneath the mark the text ‘GRANIT’ can be read. Below the company name an oval can be found that reads “Made in Hungary”. To explain the meaning of the seperate letters, we must look at the company’s full name at the time this logo was used:
(translated: ‘Granit, Porcelain and stoneware products factory’)
We assume that one ‘K’ stands for ‘Köedény’, the Hungarian word for stoneware. Another ‘K’ could represent Kispest, the city the factory was located in. The letter ‘P’ probably represents Porcellán, Hungarian for porcelain. Another theory is that the ‘K’ and the ‘P’ combined might represent Kispest. The name ‘Kispest’ translated to ‘Little Pest’, so the two letters combined would make sense. This logo is said to be used from approximately 1938 till 1950.
The best known logo of Granit is displayed on the left. The mark of the logo is very similar to the previous logo described. The differences lie in the letters. The top triangle of this logo reads ‘CS’, the left hand triangle reads ‘K’ and the right hand triangle reads ‘GY’. The triangle in the middle is filled, there is no letter in it. These letters can be best explained by looking at the factory’s full name in Hungarian:
(translated: Granit, emery wheel and stoneware factory)
‘CS’ stands for ‘Csiszolókorong’, the Hungarian word for emery wheel. ‘K’ again stands for ‘Köedény’, which means stoneware. ‘GY’ stands for ‘Gyár’, the Hungarian word for factory. According to sources, this logo has been used from 1950 and onwards.