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earliest known surviving Curta?
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curtafan



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2 pics which I got from the previous owner - a very friendly german guy



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

murff wrote:
stenella:
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...and the next one is probably 00923 - which I have


His Curta is also labeled with "CURTA" Question


What do you mean, murff? Is Curta #923 also labeled "Curta"?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

... yes, 923 is labeled "CURTA"




Some more thinking...

Based on the Curt Herzstark biography the name of the first Curtas was "LILIPUT" - then a first series was produced and named "CONTINA" then the final name "CURTA" was used.




- The number of these first prototypes/series is not known.
- The exact time of production of these first prototypes/series is not known (the list "Baujahr mit laufender Nummer" is not 100% fitting the biography).
- It's possible that they re-assembled "CONTINA" labeled Curtas with the final name "CURTA" (this could be important for the first commercial distribution of the Curta).


So, both Curtas - the 921 and 923 - should be authentic!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you murff for your competent information Very Happy
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