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Yatran: Typewriter Brand Notes

Manufactured by Production Association “Pishmash”, production in Kirovohrad, USSR, started in 1975. Production ceased in 1995 and the company liquidated in 2005.

Yatran: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 09/25/16 10:45
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.


Yatran was a brand of the Production Association "Pishmash", located in Kirovohrad. Pishmash (Пишмаш) is a short form of "пишущая машина", the Russian translation of "typewriter".

Licensed copy of Olympia SGE 40 / 50 produced in Kirovohrad, U.S.S.R. between 1975 to 1995.

Actual model index consisted at least of three parts: the first one describing the type (ПЭК = пишущая машина электрическая канцелярская, which means "typewriter, electric, desktop" in that order), the second being writing line length in mm (carriages were interchangeable, though) and the third part was used for modification number. So, for instance, ПЭК-435-02 had wide carriage and decimal tabulator (modification 02).

ПЭК-305 - body-wide carriage.
ПЭК-435 - extra wide carriage.

01 - Generation I, single-key tabulator.
02 - Generation I, decimal tabulator.
03 - Generation II, single-key tabulator.
04 - Generation II, decimal tabulator.
05 - Generation III, single-key tabulator.
06 - Generation III, decimal tabulator.
07 - Generation III, single-key tabulator, thin typeface.

M1 - plastic body.
M1A - aluminium body.

So, if you are lucky enough to find an aluminium-bodied Yatran with a body-wide carriage, it should be named like ПЭК-305-05-M1A.

Additional indexes were used for layout (20...30) and font options (01, 02), but appeared only in paperwork.

Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
Generation I
1975 Model Type 01 and 02
Generation II
1980s   Model Type 03 and 04
Generation III
1987   Model Type 05, 06 and 07
  1995   Production ends.
  2005   Company liquidated. 111
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