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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by r0tw4n9 View Post
    Hi - i recently purchased a Master Technika with serial 6441084 with a Technika labeled Symmar 5,6/159 serial 9878743. Can you date these?

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    Thanks to Dan Fromm here is the production year by serial number for Schneider lenses: http://web.archive.org/web/201211150...vice/serie.htm

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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Hi Bob, what SN was the -

    The last 6x9 Technika III
    First 6x9 Technika IV
    and did the production dates overlap?

    Linhof and the camera dealers of that era (1950's) almost never refer to them as a III or a IV but usually reference them as simply the Super Technika 6x9/23. They were made for around 10 years but so far I have only seem them referenced by III/IV designations only 3 or 4 places...

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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Embdude View Post
    Hi Bob, what SN was the -

    The last 6x9 Technika III
    First 6x9 Technika IV
    and did the production dates overlap?

    Linhof and the camera dealers of that era (1950's) almost never refer to them as a III or a IV but usually reference them as simply the Super Technika 6x9/23. They were made for around 10 years but so far I have only seem them referenced by III/IV designations only 3 or 4 places...
    They overlapped form several years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    They overlapped form several years.
    Thanks Bob.

    From what I can tell so far the III begins in the 4000's and seems to jump into the 8000's for a bit before/while becoming the IV... Makes sense that the overlap takes place beginning with the 8000's

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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Hi Bob, I am looking at 3 6x9 Technikas that seem to have a mix of earlier and later parts. Possibly a service upgrade or perhaps these parts were around longer than I thought, I assume they are model III's or the IV was made much earlier than I thought, so I want to check with you.
    45448
    45881
    48106 B- Red leather but black bellows, does your info give original colors?

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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Embdude View Post
    Hi Bob, I am looking at 3 6x9 Technikas that seem to have a mix of earlier and later parts. Possibly a service upgrade or perhaps these parts were around longer than I thought, I assume they are model III's or the IV was made much earlier than I thought, so I want to check with you.
    45448
    45881
    48106 B- Red leather but black bellows, does your info give original colors?

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    They are all the first production of the lll from early 50s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    They are all the first production of the lll from early 50s.
    Thanks Bob.

    Those single point back locks were throwing me off as they are generally associated with the IV model. I suppose since these were often well used pro cameras upgrades were not uncommon.

    Was the 6x9 IV released in 1957 (like the IV 5x7 & 4x5) or was it earlier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Embdude View Post
    Thanks Bob.

    Those single point back locks were throwing me off as they are generally associated with the IV model. I suppose since these were often well used pro cameras upgrades were not uncommon.

    Was the 6x9 IV released in 1957 (like the IV 5x7 & 4x5) or was it earlier?
    1946

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon View Post
    1946
    I assume you mean 1956 for the 6x9 IV, as the 6x9 III began in late 1951.

    Makes since as I believe the IV - 5x7 & 4x5 were first shown at the 1956 photokina ahead of the 70th year sales festivities of 1957...

    Speaking of anniversaries I think our beloved Master Technika turns the big 5-0 later this year...

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    Re: Linhof Serial Numbers

    Quote Originally Posted by Embdude View Post
    I assume you mean 1956 for the 6x9 IV, as the 6x9 III began in late 1951.

    Makes since as I believe the IV - 5x7 & 4x5 were first shown at the 1956 photokina ahead of the 70th year sales festivities of 1957...

    Speaking of anniversaries I think our beloved Master Technika turns the big 5-0 later this year...
    1946

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