For a 1940's logo, the Ft. Wayne Pistons logo has the creativity and good use of the nickname pistons. This logo has evolved from the Ft. Wayne Zollner Pistons logo by adding some color to the design. This logo lasted for about nine years.
1948 - 1957
A new redesign of the animated piston basketball player dribbling a brown basketball. The grey basketball player has “Z” on his chest in red.