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Azzurra: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Brand: Hermes Also known as • Ala • Azzurra • Etoile (Hermes)

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 09/27/17 11:01
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.

Hermes Paillard S.A., Yverdon, Switzerland
Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.

Standard Manual

Platen Diameter       Model 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,Ambassador,Ambassador Electric: 1.748" (44.4mm) 24

Model 1

   
  started 1921       13,24

Model 2

   
up to 1300 1923       10,13,24
1600 1924       13,24
1800 1925       10,13,24
2000 1926       10,13,24

Model 3

   
2000-2249 1927       13,24
2250-3399 1928       13,24
3400-4900 1929       13,24
4901-6800 1930       13,24
6801-9200 1931       13,24
9201-10600 1932       13,24
10601-12000 1933       13,24
12001-12363 1934       13,24

Model 4

   
13001-14800 1934       10,13,24
14801-16700 1935       13,24
16701-18177 1936       13,24

Model 5

   
500001-503655 1937       10,13,24
503656-507800 1938       13,24
507801-513000 1939       13,24
513001-519700 1940       13,24
519701-526900 1941       13,24
526901-534200 1942       13,24
534201-539600 1943       13,24

Model 6

   
539601-541330 1943       13,24
541331-549000 1944       13,24
549001-557200 1945       13,24
557201-565700 1946       13,24
565701-575350 1947       13,24
575351-584900 1948       13,24
584901-593350 1949       13,24
593351-600250 1950       13,24
600251-608075 1951        
608076-615300 1952       13,24
615301-620200 1953       13,24

Ambassador

   
700001-701300 1948       13,20,24
701301-704900 1949       13,20,24
704901-710800 1950       13,20,24
710801-722000 1951       13,20,24
722001-736200 1952       13,24
736201-749500 1953       6,20,24
749501-765200 1954       6,20,24
765201-782500 1955       6,20,24
782501-800800 1956       6,20,24
800801-821800 1957       6,20,24
821801-839200 1958       6,20,24
838701-856680 1959       20
856681-877597 1960       20
877598-898390 1961       20
898391-924350 1962       20
924351-942599 1963       20
942600-962799 1964       20
962800-988499 1965       20
988500-1009499 1966       20
1009500-1028699 1967       20
1028700-1049799 1968       20
1049800-1068699 1969       20
1068700-1119999 1970       20
1120000-1229999 1971       20
1230000-1259599 1972       20
1259600-1288999 1973       20
1289000 1974       20
1310600 1975       20
1337500 1976       20

Standard 8

   
8000101-8000600 1953       6,13,20,24
8000601 1954       6,20,24
8005701 1955       20,24
8014301 1956       20,24
8024301 1957       20
8037075 1958       20
8048174 1959       20
8057871 1960       20
8070014 1961       20
8088488 1962       20
8102000 1963       20
8116300 1964       20
8132200 1965       20

Standard 9

   
8100280 1963       6
8114495 1964       6
8129318 1965       6
8145967 1966       6
8164899 1967       6
8257339 1968       6
8272314 1969       6
8299256 1970       6
8341200 1971       6
8367800 1972       6
8413000 1973       6

Regent

   
2145000 1957       17
2169000 1958       17

Electrics

Model 9

   
8151200 1966       20
8170500 1967       20
8182870 1968       20
8273500 1969       20
8303200 1970       20
8341800 1971       20
No Production 1972       20
No Production 1973       20
8446899 1974       20

Model 10

   
2001300 1969       20
2012200 1970       20
2050500 1971       20
2071000 1972       20
2091500 1973       20
2100800 1974       20
2107500 1975       20
2109500 1976       20

Model 700

   
4148600 1971       20
4150000 1972       20
4165575 1973       20
4224800 1974       20
4238400 1975       20
4251500 1976       20

Model 705

   
2500000 1973       48
2515700 1974       48
2529000 1975       48
2537700 1976       48
Model 808          
8503500 1976       48

Ambassador Electric

   
845331 1959       20
853034 to 867012 1960       6
4000171 1960       6
4001741 1961       20
4009500 1962       20
4014000 1963       20
4018500 1964       20
4025000 1965       20
4034500 1966       20
4044500 1967       20
4056400 1968       20
4072900 1969       20
4093800 1970       20
4122000 1971       6
4148600 1972       6
4171300 1973       6,20
  1973        
  1974        
  1975        
4251537 1976       20

Portables

Platen Diameter       Model 2000,3000,Media 3: 1.240" (31.5mm)
(pre-1960) Baby,Rocket,Jubilee: 0.984" (25mm)
(post-1960) Baby,Rocket: 1.240" (31.5mm)
24
Model 2000          
20001-21700 1933     started 1932 7,13,24
21701-25600 1934       13,24
25601-30000 1935       13,24
30001-33700 1936       13,24

Hermes Media and Hermes 2000

   
33701-41500 1937       13,24
41501-50000 1938       13,24
50001-60000 1939       13,24
360001-370500 1940       13,24
370501-383000 1941       13,24
383001-395800 1942       13,24
395801-408500 1943       13,24
408501-421700 1944       13,24
421701-436200 1945       13,24
436201-453700 1946       13,24
453701-473100 1947       13,24
473101-494500 1948       13,20,24
494501-510000 1949       13,24
2000001-2000700 1949       13,24
2000701-2016500 1950       13,24
2016501-2037800 1951       13,24
2037801-2062800 1952       13,24
2062801-2085500 1953       13,24
2085501-2107100 1954       20,24
2107101-2130600 1955       20,24
2130601-2155800 1956       20,24
2155801-2187700 1957       20,24
2187701-2219700 1958       24
2219701-2237450 1959       24
2237451-2240000 1960       24

Hermes 3000 & Media 3

   
3000001 1958       6,20,24
3004101 1959       6,24
3028251 1960       20
3064176 1961       20
3112500 1962       20
3165000 1963       20
3222000 1964       20
3279000 1965       20
3336000 1966       20
3391500 1967       20
3455000 1968       20
3518400 1969       20
3571900 1970       20
7146000 1971       20
7211200 1972       20
7269600 1973       20
7400300 1974       20
7417700 1975       20
7438190 1976       20
7460000 1977     Approximation  
7480000 1978     Approximation  
7500000 1979     Approximation  

Baby/Rocket

Max Paper Width: 243mm (9 9/16"), Writing Line 230mm (9 1/16")
Pitch: Pica - 2.5mm (.098"), Elite - 2.0mm (.079"), Linespacing - 4.52mm (.178"). Approx 760 Parts.
131
60001-69500 1935       13,24
69501-98000 1936       13,24
98001-138000 1937       13,24
138001-173400 1938       13,24
173401-203250 1939       13,24
203251-223650 1940     Jubilee Model 13,24
223651-251400 1941       13,24
251401-278000 1942       13,24
278001-305000 1943       13,24
305001-329700 1944       13,24
329701-359999 1945       13,24
5000001-5003700 1945       13,24
5003701-5034500 1946       13,24
5034501-5069000 1947       13,24
5069001-5103000 1948       13,24
5103001-5144500 1949       13,24
5144501-5188500 1950       13,24
5188501-5239400 1951       13,24
5239401-5295000 1952       13,24
5295001-5346200 1953       13,24
5346201-5364461 1954       20,24
5400001-5418700 1954     New design at serial 5,400,000
3.6 kg (8lb.), 11 1/4" x 11 1/4" x 2 5/8" (286mm x 286mm x 67mm)
24,131
5418701-5480150 1955       20,24,131
5480151-5545900 1956       20,24,131
5545901-5615000 1957       20,24,131
5615001-5678000 1958       24,131
5678001 1959       24,131
5743101 1960     Bi-Color Ribbon selector & larger platen size.
New design, 1960 Model. 3.6 kg (8lb), 11 1/4" x 11 1/4" x 2 5/8" (286mm x 286mm x 67mm)
Machines with one-color and Bichrome ribbon feature were manufactured simultaneously for 5 months starting with #5781401. After this period, the single-color ribbon model was discontinued.
20,131
5826241 1961       20,131
5911000 1962       20,131
5961000 1963       20,131
6025600 1964     HD-2 1964 Model was introduced at the end of 1963. Size and weight changed, gull-wing ribbon covers changed to one-piece ribbon cover, long line space lever and improved carriage rails.
4kg (8lb 13oz), 12 1/16" x 11 13/16" x 3" (306mm x 300mm x 75mm)
20
6079800 1965       20
6121000 1966       20
6150500 1967       20
9089000 1968       20
9132000 1969       20
9180600 1970       20
9262500 1971       20
9285700 1972       20
9317100 1973       20
9333800 1974       20
9356530 1975       20
9384860 1976       20
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