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Gossen: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 12/27/15 12:13
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.

        P. Gossen & Co. GmbH, Erlangen, Germany  
Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
Platen Diameter       1.272" (32.3mm) 24
Gossen-Tippa          
over 5000 1948 01 01 Round, glass keytops. Approx 2,000 made. 13,24,37
7000 1949 01 01 Round, glass keytops. Approx 7,000 made. 13,24,37
14000 1950 01 01 Round, glass keytops. Approx 17,000 made. 13,24,37
31000 1951 01 01 Approx 17,000 made. 13,24,37
48000 1952 01 01 Tombstone plastic keytops. Approx 23,000 made. 13,24
71000 1953 01 01 Approx 25,000 made. 13,24
96000 1954 01 01 #127382 Sold in Stuttgart, 09-19-1954. Approx 35,000 made. 13,24
131000 1955 01 01 Approximation.  
145000 1956 01 01 Approximation.  
4155000 1957 01 01 Approximation. Gossen began prefixing "4" to the serial in 1957.  
4170000 1958 12 31 Approximation. Production ended 1958 (at approx [4]170,000), then Tippa I & S are produced by Adler (starting around #[4]170,000) from 1959-1973 and Triumph (starting around #[4]204,000) from 1961-1977. 24
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