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10th anniversary

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:39 am    Post subject: 10th anniversary Reply with quote

10th anniversary

These days I'm celebrating ten years of collecting and researching all about the Curta, Contina AG and Curt Herzstark.

In the beginning together with my first Curta Type 2 I immediately registered the domain name curta.li - not knowing that this will be such a large web project.
Then the first Type 1 Curta arrived, also the first instruction manuals and other related papers. I began to take different pictures of my first Curtas to show the beauty of engineering and design - after some weeks I had enough content for going public with my site curtal.li.

A first unexpected highlight was the American Box - the famous green demo box. Much more highlights followed during these past years - and I learned to maintain and repair a Curta. A first small step was to open the bottom and carefully cleaning the inside - then a big step was to open a Curta from top (you need a fitting circlip pliers for this...) and getting deeper in repairing and lubricating.

I also learned how the commercial side works - buying and selling Curtas is not only defined by eBay.

Important was also the first-time publication of the serial numbers & production quantity - resulting in some more precise estimations of the production date. Also, the service manuals were an important addition on my web site.




This journey was exciting, and I learned a lot of different new things - and it will be continued!

I like to say thanks to a lot of people (and institutions) who supported my passion and research!



Some mentioned themes:

- The American Box
- Curta Type 1 & 2 - calculate the date of production
- Die Zehntausendste
- Service Manual
- Ur-Curta
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