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Kolibri: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Brand: Groma Also known as • Kolibri • Neckermann (Groma)

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 06/25/15 04:30
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.

Groma          
        Maschinenfabrik G.F. Grosser, Markersdorf, Germany  
        Since 1945: VEB GROMA Schreibmaschinen, Markersdorf, GDR  
           
Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
           
Standard Manual          
           
Model K          
up to 79000 1924       9
83999 1926       6,7,9
94000 1928       6,7,9
100000 1930       6,7,9
105000 to 106000 1932       6,7,9
           
Model S          
up to 112000 1934       9
114000 1936       6,7,9
118000 1937       9
125000 1938       9
132000 1939       9
138000 1940       9
139000 1941       9
           
Simplex          
up to 115000 1937-1939       6,7
           
Portable          
           
Models N, T, and E          
200000 1938     N, T, and E consecutively numbered through all models. 1938-1940 models run from 200000 to 217999 6,25
  1939     See 1938 6,25
up to 217999 1940     See 1938 6,25
218000 1941       6,25
225000 1942       25
233000 1943       25
243000 1944       25
252000 1945       25
254000 1946       25
255000 1947       25
256000 1948       25
259000 1949       25
268000 1950       25
279000 1951       25
291000 1952       25
303000 1953     Model E ended 1953 25
313000 1954       25
325000 1955       25
333000 1956       25
348000 1957     Models N and T ended 1957 25
           
Combina          
1000000 1957     Combina models both with and without tabulator 24
1011000 1958       24
1020000 1959       24
1025000 1960     Combina ended 1960 24
           
Gromina          
500001 1951       25
503000 1952       25
508000 1953       25
520000 1954       25
531500 1955     Gromina ended 1955 25
           
Kolibri          
550000 1955     These numbers appear to be estimates. 24
580000 1956       24
600000 1957       24
620000 1958       24
640000 1959       24
660000 1960       24
  1961     New serial numbers introduced. Examples suggest that "N" (N-prefix) and "Luxus" (A-prefix) models were split into different series.  
  1962     Documented examples: N - 06/1962: N36285 and 05/1962: N33591. Luxus - 03/1962: A15948. Kolibri ended 1962  
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