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Contin serial numbers expanded and updated. Wed, 20 Dec 2023
A new French source popped up in Georg Sommeregger's collection which expanded on later Contin production and clarified at least 2 years that previous sources were less clear on. The data also highlighted certain years where production of Contin standards appeared to have stopped entirely, but having this clarified pointed out that these years coincided with Polish production of F.K. and F.K. Mala, so it would make sense that these missing years are accounted for with a production focus on Polish made machines.

Continental and Erika Updated! Fri, 11 Aug 2023
Reviewing Source #25 and updated/expanded the Continental age list with new and better info. The Erika part of the S&N age list also updated and clarified to show proper serial ranges.

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