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Perfect: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Brand: Salter Also known as • Perfect • Rapide • Royal-Express

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.

Salter       George Salter & Co., West-Bromwich  
        In some countries the machine was sold under the brandnames Perfect, Rapide, Royal-Express  
           
           
Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
           
           
Salter Model 5       With Inking pad 4
up to 2000 started 1892     Estimated -
           
           
Salter Model 5 Improved       With colour ribbon, since 1900 with automatic ribbon reversal and shift mechnism 4
2000-3000       Estimated from known serial numbers -
           
           
Salter Model 6       Straight keyboard, normal size space key, carriage and platen removable 4
3000-10000 ca. 1901     Estimated from known serial numbers -
           
           
Salter Model 7       Two colour ribbon 4
10000-14000 1907     Estimated from known serial numbers -
           
           
Salter Model 9       Larger carriage, back-space key, new line space mechanism, improved paper feed, keytops out of porcellaine 4
  1908     Obviously different numbering, machine s/n 395 known to exist -
           
           
Salter Model 10          
14000-22000 ca. 1910     Estimated from known serial numbers -
           
           
Salter Standard "Visible"          
        Four key-rows machine, 42 keys, typelevers in 45 degrees position 4
"H" Series          
30000-32000 1913     Prefix "H" (could stand for the black model), Estimated from known serial numbers -
           
"J" Series          
32000-33000 1913     Prefix "J" (could stand for the grey model), Estimated from known serial numbers -
        The Salter "Visible" was no success and the production ended soon. The "British Empire" was the successor of this machine from 1924 on. 4
           
           
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