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Graham Nash



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:11 am    Post subject: Thats odd Reply with quote

There is a late model Curta type 1 on ebay with a very low serial number (6430) and a later style baseplate. Link below. Any comments?

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CURTA-Rechenmaschine-Type-I-mit-Dose-Anleitung-neuwertig-unbenutzt-mint-unused/233736004810?hash=item366bc064ca:g:Z3UAAOSw97dfk~E-&frcectupt=true
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This Curta is most likely assembled short after closing the Contina/Hilti factory in 1971. An unknown number of Curtas where produced form the rest of parts, sometimes in a mixed way (older and newer variants of parts where mixed). They were numbered randomly or on request by the buyer and sold directly. Most likely there is no inside number tag. Otherwise these types of Curta are original - sometimes they're called "fake" Curtas - I think it's simply a Curta Type I - maybe the price is a bit too high - as many Curtas lately on eBay. Value is about 600 Euro / 700 US$


[ sample base plate from 1971... ]
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