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Courier

Eatons (Oliver): Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Brand: Oliver Also known as • Astoria • Augusta • Courier • Eatons (Oliver) • Oliver-Stolzenberg • Simpson's (Oliver)

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 04/18/15 12:18
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.

Oliver          
        Oliver Typewriter Co., Woodstock, U.S.A.  
        Since 1928: Oliver Typewriter Mfg. Co. Ltd., Croydon, England  
           
           
Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
           
Oliver Manual          
           
           
No. 1          
up to 5000 1896-1897     Carriage not removable 7,4
           
           
No. 2          
up to 35000 1897-1901     Removable carriage 7,4,9,10
           
           
No. 3          
up to 183000 1902-1907       7,4,9
           
           
No. 4          
  1904     Starting from No. 4, the even serial numbers machines wrote 84, the odd serial numbers machines 96 characters 4
           
           
Model Courier          
  1903     Oliver No. 3, produced in Austria 4,13
up to 13600 1916       13
15000 1919     The manufacturing was given up, but parts were still assembled 13
18800 1922       13
19970 1924     Last machines sold in 1927 13
           
           
Nos. 5 and 6          
up to 212000 1907-1910     Model 5 also known as "Fiver" 7,4,9,10
up to 280000 1912       7,4,9,10
494000 1914       13
           
           
"Oliver-Stolzenberg"          
        Oliver machine from this German distributor 4
           
           
No. 7 and 8          
up to 494000 1914       7,4,9,10
551000 1915       13
           
           
No. 9 and No. 10          
  started 1915       4
up to 800000 1919       7,9,10
1000000 1922       7,9,10
1018000 1923       7,4
1020000 1924       7,4,9
1025000 1925       7,4,9
1035000 1928       7,4,9
           
           
Nos. 11 and 12          
  started 1923       6,4,13
1018000-1020000 1924       13
up to 1025000 1925       13
1035000 1928       13
           
           
           
British Oliver          
           
           
No. 15          
L.A.001-L.A.1000 started 1928     Production moved to England, machine called "British Oliver" 7,4
up to L.A.2000 1929       7
L.A.3000 1930       7
L.A.5000 1931       7
L.A.6000 1932       7
L.A.7000 1933       7
           
           
Special Model 15 and 16 (almost only for the government)  
Nos. 15 and 16          
up to EA20000 1939       6,13
up to EA24750 1940       13
EB24750 1940       6,13
EC28350 1941       6,13
ED31800 1942       6,13
EE34050 1943       6,13
EF34151 1944       6,13
EG34260 1945       6,13
EH34345 1946       6,13
EH34345-EH34390 1947        
           
           
Model 20          
over 350000 1935     License from the Swedish "Halda" 6,13
360000 1936       6,13
370000 1937       6,13
380000 1938       6,13
390000 1939       6,13
400000 1940       6,13
410000 1941       6,13
420000 1942       6,13
430000 1943       6,13
440000 1944       6,13
450000 1945       6,13
460000 1946       6,13
470000 1947       6,13
480001-4811399 1948     Beginning 1948, the first two figures show the year of production 6,13
4911400 1949       6,13
5000000 upwards 1950        
           
           
Model 21          
9210001 to 9219999 1949       6,13
0210000 to 0219999 1950       6,13
1210000 to 121-11149 1951       6,13
221-11500 to 221-15700 1952       6,13
321-15701 to 321-17279 1953       6,13
421-17280 to 421-18849 1954       6
521-18850 to 521-20299 1955       6
621-20300 to 621-21553 1956       6
721-21554 to 721-22428 1957       6
821-22429 to 821-23334 1958       6
921-23335 t0 921-23490 1959       6
           
           
           
Portable          
           
           
Oliver Portable          
  1931     production started 7,13
up to 70000 1932       7,13
84000 1933       7,13
86750 1934       7,13
89500 1935       7,13
91750 1936       7,13
94000 1937       7,13
96750 1938       7,13
99000 1939       7,13
101750 1940       7,13
104500 1941       7,13
107250 1942       7,13
110000 1943       7,13
112250 1944       7,13
115000 1945       7,13
120000 1946       7,13
122000 1947        
           
           
Post-War Model          
over 4800000 1948     Beginning 1948, the first two figures show the year of production 6,13
4900000 1949       6,13
5000000 1950       6,13
5100000 1951       6,13
5200000 1952       6,13
5300000 1953       6,13
5400000 to 5450000 1954       6
           
           
         
Courier Portable          
540001 1954       6
555001 to 55-20000 1955       6
56-10000 to 56-40000 1956       6
57-32800 to 57-42839 1957       6
A1/47628 to AL/53819 1957       6
BB/53820 to BM/73386 1958       6
CC/73387 to CG/79832 1959       6
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