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The “Database” is probably the biggest source of typewriter serial numbers in the Internet today. As far as I know, it’s even the most complete collection of serial numbers ever. But when you see the number of given brand names, it’s still only a beginning.

This side was created for collectors of antique typewriters, with the help of many old documents and other collectors. Its primary task is to help collectors, to date their typewriters, by the serial numbers of the machines. The data in the database is pretty reliable, since listings of different sources were compared and evaluated, but please don’t hold me responsible for any mistakes in old listings. For some of the brands, there are no serial numbers available yet and I try to help with some information about the years of production in these cases. Step by step, I’ll add data, which was researched by other collectors or by myself. In my opinion, it’s very important to focus this information in the database, even when it might be fragmentary sometimes. This data will appear in green color – green stands for the hope :-)

Since there were more than 1000 brands of typewriters all over the world, this web page will never contain all the information. But we try our best and we need help. So, if you have any information about serial numbers of typewriters and the related years of production, please e-mail them to me. I need them urgently! We have only the information, we can get from old documents and colleague-collectors, so when you contribute, you will help everybody. Thank you visiting this site. I hope you’ll find what you are looking for.

How does it work ? Very easy, you go to the “Brand names” page and choose the name you want to research. You can use the find or search function of your browser. Click on that name and you are in the list for this brand, where you should find your model. Look for your models serial number and you will find the year of production. The references are listed in the last column in form of numbers, which you can check on the “Reference” page. That’s it, have fun! :-)