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Universal: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Brand: Jewett Also known as • American-Standard • Germania • Germania-Jewett • Universal

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 01/1/13 04:15
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.

Jewett          
        Jewett Typewriter Co., Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.  
           
Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
           
           
Model 1       The Jewett was developed from the Duplex, it was first called "American Standard", but Remington complained, since they used the word "Standard", so it was called Jewett  
1000-2000 started 1892     Estimated from known serial numbers 4,13
           
           
Model 2          
over 10000 started 1895     Serial number estimated, 76 keys 4,13
           
           
Model 3          
7000-10000 started 1895     Estimated from known serial numbers, 80 keys 4,13
           
           
Model 4          
10000-15000 started 1897     Estimated from known serial numbers, 76 keys 4,13
           
           
Model 5          
10000-21000 started 1897     Estimated from known serial numbers, 80 keys 4,13
           
           
Model 6          
  started 1897     87 keys 4,13
           
           
Model 9          
  started 1898     88 keys 4,13
           
           
Model 10          
over 20000 started 1898     Serial number estimated, 94 keys 4,13
           
           
Model 11          
  started 1901     96 keys 4,13
           
           
Special Model          
  started 1902     122 characters for the export 4
        Production of Jewetts ended 1905 4
           
           
Germania          
Models 2, 3, 5 and 10 1898-1901     The machine was assembled for the German market by H.&A. Scheffer,Sundern, Germany and sold as "Germania", "Germania Jewett" and Universal 4
        1901 the production was given up and restarted by Schilling & Kraemer, Suhl, Germany, who produced it in an improved form as the "Regina", see there 4
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