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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.

Optima Age List Updated Sun, 06 Aug 2023
Typewriter Hunter Otto K. sent me a copy of Source #25 - which was used by Dirk in a lot of pages, including the Optima age list, but not a document I previously had access to. I studied it this weekend, hacking through the bits of German to gain context, and then discovered that Dirk had apparently only read half the article from "Schreibmaschinen Und Bureau-Zeitung"'s 1999 issue. Otto had pointed out that the article had more info, but he didn't let on how much more, for Optima, anyway. I'm still not all the way through it myself, but I've got Optima updated except for the Electronic Wedges. Looks like Dirk had compiled the Robotron part of that source in the Robotron age list, but there's still the Optima part to go. Probably be some changes to Erika soon too.

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