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21-3-2017 08:19:20  #1


Woodstock S/N

Please, help me to define year of manufacture of my Woodstock for Russia with s/n B-27980R
Thank you in advance
 

 

21-3-2017 09:09:58  #2


Re: Woodstock S/N

Nikolai, it appears from the Typewriter Database that Woodstocks with a serial number beginning with B are from 1916-20: http://typewriterdatabase.com/woodstock.58.typewriter-serial-number-database

 

21-3-2017 09:21:41  #3


Re: Woodstock S/N

Thank you for your reply. But I wanted an accurate year, and could not find anywhere

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21-3-2017 10:50:24  #4


Re: Woodstock S/N

Nikolai, It would depend on which Woodstock model you have.

A Woodstock B- prefix serial number indicates a machine that was manufactured between 1914 and 1921. However, Beeching specifically cites a Model 4 with a serial number B26433 as being manufactured in 1914. Using that typewriter as an example, if your machine is also a Model 4 then it would be fairly safe to narrow down its manufacture year to either 1914 or 1915.


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21-3-2017 11:10:58  #5


Re: Woodstock S/N

Nikolai wrote:

Thank you for your reply. But I wanted an accurate year, and could not find anywhere

I think this is impossible.The 1924 edition of "The Digest of Business Machines",(Richard Polt's webpage), explains that the Woodstock serial numbers were not sequential, but a code.  I take from this it is something only company records would decipher.  The prefixes give a range and not much more.  I discovered this trying to date my B prefix Woodstock Model 5.  Maybe there's other information to extrapolate such as Uwe's, but I'm still open to find it.
 

 

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