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Serial Number Table Last Edited: 01/30/18 06:11
NOTE: dates shown are JAN 1 unless noted, so the serial number shown is the *first* serial number produced the given year. Exceptions are serial numbers preceded by "up to"(where you can assume that the numbers reported in that subsection are DECEMBER 31, END OF YEAR NUMBERS) or rows where a month is given in the month column. If the serial number is shown as a range (xxxx-xxxx) it indicates that we know the entire range of serial numbers for the given year.
|Models and s/n||Y||M||D||Remarks||Ref.|
|Metallwerk Max Brose & Co., Coburg, Germany|
|Patented in 1949, production started 1953. Inventor: Fritz Kunze.
The serial number location for earliest machines can be found on the left side of the frame by viewing the machine from the bottom.
|10000-13500||1953||In addition to the "normal" serial number, it appears that Brosettes had another number stamped under the carriage. The very earliest have no carriage number. The first known carriage number begins at serial 12,122. After that the carriage number can be found under the right side of the carriage. These carriage numbers generally run approximately 10,000 numbers behind the serial number.||13,143|
|21182-27087||1955||The serial number now appears at the bottom of the frame as seen from under the typewriter.||143|
|27088-34962||1956||At about serial number 27,515 and after the carriage number is located under the left side of the carriage.||143|
|46090-46160||1959||approx. 36,000 machines produced.
In mid-1959 Blackwood’s India Limited imported the machinery and left-over typewriter parts from Brose in Germany with intent to manufacture the Jaykay small typewriter in India.
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