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    Alex Timmermans
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    Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    Hallo all,

    Although there is some information on the HERMAGIS serial numbers with matching year of production I need your help.
    I found that mentioned list isn't very accurate so I need your input.

    If you own a Hermagis, would you be so kind and have a look if there is written any year on the front glass?

    Like this one: Click image for larger version. 

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    If so, please post the serial number and year of production.
    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    here are a few other:

    13240 1867
    14659 1868
    16723 1876
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    Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    Do you have Corrado's list?

    He gives exact dates for quite a lot which may mean the front glass has been looked at!
    Remember the Franco-Prussian war which would slowed down production around 1870/71.

    13657 1868
    15505 1872
    15512 1873
    16784 1876
    16944 1876

    Past auctions (Breker etc) will give some more.
    Last edited by Steven Tribe; 21-Jun-2017 at 14:03.

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    Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    Thanks Steven.
    I haven't checked Corrado's list yet but I will do so.
    I assume your first lens is a typo...

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    Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    Here as some of mine:

    14098 - 1868
    15067 - 1872
    18702 - 1883

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    Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    13995 - 1867
    44064 - 1907 (? as it only writes 07 in the end of a serial number)
    8077 - ? no year written

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    Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    Thank you all.
    Just great.
    Keep them coming. This indicates that the list needs some fine tuning.....
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    Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    It already shows, quite clearly, that the pencil date is to be believed.

    Yes 1869 - this is Corrado's listing, I don't own a single Hermagis!
    Breker doesn't have any that I can find.

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    Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    When I get home today I'll see if I can get the front glass out of my #1. It is the brass F5 one. I'm thinking it is from the 20's.

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    Re: Hermagis Serial numbers Need your help with a database

    Thankfully, Hermagis was pretty consistent with using a date, and keeping the serial numbers in sequence for decades.

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