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Erika: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Brand: Seidel & Naumann Also known as • Aztec (Erika) • Bijou • Erika • Eureka • Ideal • Ideal Portable • Irene • Ursula

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 04/10/14 11:12
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.

Seidel & Naumann          
        Fahrraeder- und Naehmaschinenfabrik Seidel & Naumann AG, Dresden, Germany  
        Since 1954: VEB Schreibmaschinenwerke, Dreden, GDR  
           
Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
           
           
Ideal Standard          
         
           
Model A1          
up to 200 1900     First German 4 key-rows machine 10
           
           
Model A2          
up to 1400 1901       7,10,13
3600 1902     Since 1902: "Ideal Polyglott" Models, with multi-language writing (double shift and sometimes only capital letters, depending on the second language), 42 keys up to 200 different characters by combination 4,7,10,13
8500 1903       7,10,13
           
           
Model A3          
up to 16000 1904       10
24000 1905       10
32000 1906       10
40000 1907       10
52000 1908       10
           
           
Model A4          
up to 66000 1909       10
76000 1910       10
84000 1911       10
91000 1912       10
96000 1913       10
98000 1914       10
99000 1915       10
100000 1916       10
102000 1917       10
103386 1918       10
           
           
Model B          
up to 500 1912       10
3000 1913     Some Model B's are also known as Model No. 5 9
6800 1914       10
8000 1915       9
12000 1916       9
14000 1917       9
19000 1918       9
25000 1919       9
30000 1920       9
93000 1926     1921- 1926 machines with large carriage 9,10
95000 1927       9,10
           
           
Model C          
up to 33000 1920       9,10
43000 1921       9,10
59000 1922       9,10
72000 1923       9,10
81000 1924       9,10
100000 1925       9,10
           
           
Model D          
up to 101000 1925       9,10
110000 1926       9,10
124000 1927       9,10
137000 1928       9,10
150000 1929       9,10
263000 1930     At 22000 all Ideal Models began to be numbered consecutively. 9,10
275000 1931       9
           
           
Model DZ1          
up to 264000 1931       9,10
           
           
Model DZ2          
up to 267000 1931       9,10
271000 1932       9,10
           
           
Model DZ3          
272000 1932       9,10
278000 1933       9,10
           
           
Model DZ33          
up to 279000 1933       9,10
500000-528000 1934     Since 1934 all Ideal and Erika Numbers running consequently starting at 500000 9
up to 576000 1935       9
654000 1936       9
743000 1937       9
835000 1938       9
840000 1939       9
950000 1940       9
1005000 1941       9,13
1008000 1942       9
1015000 1943       13
1020000 1944       13
1060000 1945       13
           
           
Portable          
           
           
Erika          
           
Models 1, 2, 3, and 4
  1910     Model 1 (3-bank portable) production begins 25
up to 5000 1911       25
5001 1912     Model 2 production begins 25
9001 1913       25
12001 1914       25
15001 1915       25
20001 1916       25
25001 1917       25
30001 1918       25
35001 1919       25
40001 1920       25
45001 1921       25
50001 1922       25
55001 1923     Model 4 production begins 25
60001 1924       25
65001 1925       25
70001 1926       25
75001 1927       25
           
Models 5, 6, M, and S
82001 1928     Model 5 (4-bank portable) production begins 25
90001 1929       25
110001 1930       25
130001 1931       25
150001 1932     Model 5 Tab production begins 25
165001 1933     Model 6 production begins 25
185001 1934     Model 6 Tab production begins 25
205001 1935     Model M production begins 25
530001 1936     Model S production begins 25
600001 1937       25
680001 1938       25
740001 1939       25
840001 1940       25
950001 1941       25
1005001 1942       25
1008001 1943       25
1130201 1944     1944-1947 numbers run from 1130201 to 1146600 25
  1945     See 1944 25
  1946     See 1944 25
  1947     See 1944 25
1146601 1948     Model S ended 1948 25
1155592 1949     Models 5, 6, and M ended 1949. Seidel & Naumann Erika production taken over by VEB Dresden 25
           
Model 8
1166601 1950       25
1180001 1951       25
1191481 1952     Model 8 ended 1952 25
           
Model 9
1300000 1950       25
1308791 1951       25
1318401 1952       25
1327531 1953       25
1335171 1954     Model 9 ended 1954 25
           
Model 10
1700001 1952       25
1706581 1953       25
1731801 1954       25
1754961 1955       25
1782291 1956       25
1806161 1957       25
1837591 1958       25
1868121 1959       25
1905201 1960       25
1942001 1961     1961-1962 numbers run 1942001 to 2120000 25
  1962     See 1961 25
2120001 1963     Model 10 ended 1963 25
           
Model 11
2010001 1954       25
2015001 1955       25
2024871 1956       25
2030401 1957       25
2037001 1958       25
2044301 1959     1959-1960 numbers run from 2044301 to 2055295 25
  1960     See 1959. Model 11 ended 1960 25
           
Model 12
2057001 1960     Production begins 4/1960 25
2066801 1961       25
2083001 1962     1962-1963 numbers run from 2083001 to 3002800 25
  1963     See 1962. Model 12 ended 1963 25
           
Model 20
4000201 1960     Production begins 9/1960 25
4000478 1961     1961-1962 numbers run 4000478 to 4014887 25
  1962     See 1961. Model 20 ended 2/1962 25
           
Model 14
2200001 1963     2200001 to 2232342 25
        Models 14 and 15 produced from 2/1963 to 6/1965 25
           
Model 15
3000001 1963     3000001 to 3072158 25
        Models 14 and 15 produced from 2/1963 to 6/1965 25
           
Models 30/40, 32/42, 41, 33/43, 50/60, 34/44, 100/105, 150/153, 155/158, 170/173, 127/128, 103/108, and 125
4000001 1965     Model 30/40 production begins 6/1965 25
4040756 1966     Models 32/42 and 41 production begins 8/1966 25
4135705 1967     Model 33/43 production begins 1/1967 25
4245403 1968       25
4345569 1969     All East German typewriter manufacturers consolidated as Zentronik (Robotron) 4/1969 25
4467200 1970       25
4595067 1971       25
4709444 1972       25
4839102 1973       25
4989374 1974     Model 50/60 production begins 1/1974 25
5175664 1975     Model 34/44 produced from 6/1975 to 6/1976 25
5375600 1976       25
5577400 1977     Model 100/105 production begins 8/1977 25
5780400 1978       25
5984600 1979     Zentronik becomes Robotron 4/1979. Model 127 production begins 7/1979. Model 103/108 (Oriental keyboard) production begins 1979 25
6298600 1980     Models 150/153, 155/158, and 170/173 production begins 10/1980 25
6512300 1981     Model 125 production begins 1/1981. Model 127 resumed 4/1981 25
6711495 1982       25
6924876 1983       25
7129492 1984       25
7329010 1985       25
7476301 1986       25
7622893 1987       25
7773262 1988       25
7929107 1989       25
8080389 1990       25
8224302 1991     Production ends August 1991 25
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