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10 3 Bambina Elite Elite 2 Elite 3 Elite 46 PERSIAN Humber 88 Humber 99 KSM Elite M10 M12 M14 M16 Model 34 P1 Plana Super

Optima: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Also known as • Ranger (Optima)

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 11/20/16 08:26
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.

Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
Platen Diameter       Model Optima Elite, Plana, P1: 1.271" (32.3mm)
Model M10, M12, Opticon: 1.751" (44.5mm)
24
        VEB Optima B├╝romaschinenwerk, Erfurt, GDR  
           
Standard Manual          
           
M8          
837657 1949     M8 production begins under Optima name in 1949 (formerly Olympia M8) 25
884692 1950       25
949204 1951       25
966688 1952     Last serial number: 966867 25
           
M10          
1046 1950     M10 production begins 1950 25
3693 1951       25
31216 1952       25
58757 1953       25
84853 1954       25
93237 1955       25
120341 1956       25
139350 1957       25
149724 1958       25
156564 1959     Last serial number: 163113 25
           
M12          
200000 1960     M12 production begins 1960 30
260001 1961       30
289001-336000 1962       30
           
T3          
1028000 1960       30
110001-1179000 1961       30
           
Portables          
Plana, P1          
203759 1950     Plana production begins under Optima name in 1950 (formerly Olympia Plana) 25
209105 1951       25
216314 1952       25
220335 1953       25
230338 1954       25
238020 1955       25
241703 1956       25
244063 1957     P1 production begins at number 244973 25
249473 1958       25
257473 1959     Last serial number: 263872 25
           
Continental, Opticon          
3001 1956     Continental production begins 1956 25
4273 1957       25
9498 1958     Opticon production begins at number 9498 25
19391 1959     Last serial number: 26750 25
           
Elite, Elite 3, Super          
600956 1949     Elite production begins under Optima name in 1949 (formerly Olympia Elite) 25
635416 1950       25
681289 1951       25
714800 1952       25
741587 1953     Last serial number: 754183 25
           
1001 1953     New Elite serial numbers introduced mid-1953 25
31350 1954       25
68631 1955     Last serial number: 75893 25
           
875894 1955     Again, new Elite serial numbers introduced mid-1955 25
921281 1956       25
961590 1957       25
1005697 1958       25
1053258 1959       25
1105862 1960       25
1153068 1961     Last serial number: 1202470 25
           
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