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    Re: Lerebours Serial Number - Rice Writing

    Well, I received the P et P booklet covering Lerebours et Secretan. It is at least as comprehensive as any of the other sections I have seen. This is just a short reference relating to things taken up in this thread, I'll come back later with more!


    1. Believe it or not- but our French friends have not discovered the micro scratching of seriai numbers on lenses which existed for a long period in the 1850's.

    2. The cup inserts we have described here are called "Diaphragme emboite". They date this system as being from before 1855 and the central washer system as post 1855. And Waterhouse stops after 1860.

    3. Serial numbers and Dates.

    1839 - 1845. no serial numbers
    1845. - 1850. 2000 to 5000
    1850 - 1855. 5000 to 8000
    1855. - 1860. 8000 to 11000
    1860 - 1865. 11000 to 12900

    Lowest number reported by them is 2012 and highest is 12609!

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    Re: Lerebours Serial Number - Rice Writing

    I think this serial number list will push back quite a lot of your Lerebours lenses to the 1840's!

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    Re: Lerebours Serial Number - Rice Writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    Well, I received the P et P booklet covering Lerebours et Secretan. It is at least as comprehensive as any of the other sections I have seen. This is just a short reference relating to things taken up in this thread, I'll come back later with more!


    1. Believe it or not- but our French friends have not discovered the micro scratching of seriai numbers on lenses which existed for a long period in the 1850's.

    2. The cup inserts we have described here are called "Diaphragme emboite". They date this system as being from before 1855 and the central washer system as post 1855. And Waterhouse stops after 1860.

    3. Serial numbers and Dates.

    1839 - 1845. no serial numbers
    1845. - 1850. 2000 to 5000
    1850 - 1855. 5000 to 8000
    1855. - 1860. 8000 to 11000
    1860 - 1865. 11000 to 12900

    Lowest number reported by them is 2012 and highest is 12609!
    Thanks Steven! Great info. I was told my lens #7799 was mid-1850s so this confirms it.
    PS: what is the P et P booklet?

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    Re: Lerebours Serial Number - Rice Writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    Merci!

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    Re: Lerebours Serial Number - Rice Writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post

    Very worthwhile and highly recommended, just got my Lerebours, Hermagis, Berthiot and Jamin/Darlot booklets ...

    Cheers,

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    Re: Lerebours Serial Number - Rice Writing

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    So, by my estimation this 24 page "booklet" costs nearly fifty bucks USD, with shipping, is that correct? And it appears there is no English language option? But two people already have vouched for its merit.... Its worth it, is it?

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    Re: Lerebours Serial Number - Rice Writing

    It is a variety of what used to be called "subscription publication" in Victorian times. Just 100 examples of each dedicated booklet. Obviously the price would less if there was a larger market available - but there isn't! It isn't a profit-making organisation!

    A single old catalogue would cost more. The ones I have bought have certainly been useful.

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    Re: Lerebours Serial Number - Rice Writing

    Quote Originally Posted by paulbarden View Post
    So, by my estimation this 24 page "booklet" costs nearly fifty bucks USD, with shipping, is that correct? And it appears there is no English language option? But two people already have vouched for its merit.... Its worth it, is it?
    It helps that I speak French of course but yes, it is easy to use the images and the tables in the publications.

    Was indeed surprised that they didn't mention the glass engraving with the serial number. (And we know their serial number table is no longer correct for the Hermagis lens ... )

    Cheers,

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    Re: Lerebours Serial Number - Rice Writing

    Thank you both, Steve and Rudi!

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