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Norman: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Brand: Rheinmetall Also known as • Al Ahram • Aztec (Rheinmetall) • Herold • Kenbar • Norman • Referent Super • Rheinita • Rheinita-Record • Soemtron • Supermetall

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 07/13/14 06:30
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.

Rheinmetall          
        Rheinische Metallwaren- und Maschinenfabrik, Abt. Sömmerda, Germany  
        Since 1936: Rheinmetall Borsig A.G., Sömmerda  
        Since 1945: VEB Büromaschinenwerk Rheinmetall, Sömmerda, GDR  
           
           
Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
           
           
Manual Standard          
           
Rheinmetall          
up to 1050 1920       7,9,13
1800 1921       7,9,13
4000 1922       7,9,13
9000 1923       7,9,13
13500 1924       7,9,13
16500 1925       7,9,13
19000 1926     from 1926 Model "Duo", double switch for 176 letters 7,4,9,13
21000 1927       7,9,13
25000 1928       7,9,13
           
           
Model 9          
up to 32200 1929     Model Rheinita, simplified and cheaper Model 9 7,9
34000 1930       7,13
36500 1931       7,13
38237 1932     Rheinita Record, another simplified Model 9 10,13
39451-39995 1933-1934       10,13
45001-47000 1934     A model named only "Herold", ergonomical keyboard 10,13
50000 1935       7,13
55000 1936     Standard Model, improved 7,13
60000 1937       7,13
87000 1938       7,13
110000 1939       7,13
119000 1940       9,13
165000         13
1850000         13
           
           
Model GS          
1 1949       6
441 1950       6
13601 1951       6
42401 1952       6
70701 1953       6
94501 1954       6
107764 1955       6
121001 1956       6
135369 1957       6
153001 1958       6
172501 1959       6
196201 1960       6
219601 1961       6
230151 up 1962       6
           
           
Electric          
           
           
Model GSE          
198001 to 198100 1953       6
198601 1954       6
199101 1955       6
200001 1956       6
201531 1957       6
204741 1958       6
208801 1959       6
213301 1960       6
217401 1961       6
221701 up 1962       6
           
           
Portable          
           
           
Rheinmetall          
started 1931     Developed from the Stoewer portable 7,4
up to 153000 1932       9
161000 1933       9
169000 1934       9
177000 1935       7,9
187000 1936       7,9
198000 1937       7,9
213000 1938       7,9
230000 1939       9
236000 1940       9
           
           
Model KsT          
up to 250001 1945     Use of Rheinmetall brand continued from before WWII 6
251921 1946       6
261201 1947       6
269561 1948       6
279661 1949       6
289841 1950       6
298451 1951       6
315601 1952       6
339501 1953       6
365701 1954       6
390049 1955       6
418301 1956       6
455961 1957       6
487401 1958       6
523001 1959       6
560301 1960     Use of Rheinmetall brand ended, replaced with Supermetall 6
594501 1961       6
627501 up 1962     User of Supermetall brand ended, replaced with Soemtron 6
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