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Venus Portable: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 08/1/16 03:47
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.
  1924 Patents:
Filed Feb 6, 1925 • Issued Dec 13, 1927
Patented by Max Garbell and briefly manufactured and marketed by the Venus Portable Typewriter Co., Chicago, Ill., USA. 16
Venus 1924 Frontstroke four-bank portable, marketed for $50.
1925   In 1925, the Victor Adding Machine Co., with whom Garbell would soon be designing adding machines, purchased the design and combined it with the name assets they had purchased from the Victor Typewriter Co. to create the ill-fated Victor Portable. 16
Platen Diameter       unknown  
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