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"CONTINA" - "CONTINA"

 
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murff



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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 12:11 pm    Post subject: "CONTINA" - "CONTINA" Reply with quote

(...where there is a canister, there is usually a Curta! ...almost)




it is a "CONTINA" calculater in a "CONTINA" canister!





In 1948, 100 sales prototypes (Herzstark biography: "100 Verkaufsprototypen") were produced in the new Contina AG factory, which were
also sold or sent to possible future distributors.

More about the "CONTINA" !







(please post all about your "LILIPUT", "CONTINA" or early "CURTA" - #000901 to #000999 !)

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Graham Nash



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PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's super impressive .... really, where do you keep finding these things?
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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2021 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent find and beautiful pics as usual!
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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2021 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you very much! Yes I am very pleased with this exceptionally beautiful and early copy of Curta history.





...one might imagine that there are still many treasures waiting in hiding to come to light one day.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some facts - current state of knowledge...






--- Canister "CONTINA" - probably a unique prototype - in perfect condition

--- Canister with CONTINA AG Mauren Logo (CM), matt black anodized

--- Only specimen with "CONTINA" inscription on calculator AND canister

--- One of six known samples with "CONTINA" inscription on calculating machine

--- One of about fifteen known samples of the sales prototype series (serial number 901 to 999) built in 1948




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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To celebrate the discovery of the unique "CONTINA" calculating machine,
there is now a special stamp issued by Liechtensteinsche Post AG...





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