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    Voigtlander's serial number

    I was looking at the serial number table http://motamedi.info/serial.htm

    The last part is quite interesting, 9,999,999-10,000,150 1971
    And the serial number is far away from the previous serial number 6,664,222 1965
    Was it a special run or it was run by another company (like the dagor lens)?

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    Re: Voigtlander's serial number

    Those numbers are probably erroneous. From the "Fabrikationsbuch Voigtländer" by Thiele (in German) it looks like this:

    July 1945 2,700,000
    November 1947 3,000,000
    1952 3,500,000
    January 1956 4,000,000
    December 1959 5,000,000
    March 1962 6,000,000
    December 1966 7,000,000
    March 1970 7,300,000
    September 1972 7,449,000

    So 7449000 is the highest no. there.
    Now, after Zeiss-ikon Voigtländer stopped their production, Rollei took over the name and the prodution sites for a few years, so maybe the high number are from them?

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    Re: Voigtlander's serial number

    Quote Originally Posted by Arne Croell View Post
    Those numbers are probably erroneous. From the "Fabrikationsbuch Voigtländer" by Thiele (in German) it looks like this:

    July 1945 2,700,000
    November 1947 3,000,000
    1952 3,500,000
    January 1956 4,000,000
    December 1959 5,000,000
    March 1962 6,000,000
    December 1966 7,000,000
    March 1970 7,300,000
    September 1972 7,449,000

    So 7449000 is the highest no. there.
    Now, after Zeiss-ikon Voigtländer stopped their production, Rollei took over the name and the prodution sites for a few years, so maybe the high number are from them?

    Arne,
    I have seen two Heliar lens with 10000000+ serial number

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    Re: Voigtlander's serial number

    Quote Originally Posted by Songyun View Post
    Arne,
    I have seen two Heliar lens with 10000000+ serial number
    Ok - that means they were not listed in the production books at the archives (which is what Mr. Thiele was using). I can only speculate what a 10000000 no. means. Maybe selling off stock after the takeover by Rollei and they started the nunbering fresh at 10000000?

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    Re: Voigtlander's serial number

    OK, just reopening an old thread here. I received a 210 Heliar today with the serial number 10000134. It is mounted in a Compur Electronic #3. Just wondering if anything further had come to light regarding the 10000000+ serial numbers.

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