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Engraved Serial on Bottom Plate

 
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mgaze



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:08 am    Post subject: Engraved Serial on Bottom Plate Reply with quote

Hi All

Long time lurker, but I have a quick question regarding serial number plate on one of my Curtas.

I bought it in 2019 from Spain. The unit is in fine condition, however the serial number plate on the bottom seems different to any I have seen online.

The serial has been hand engraved rather than the type face "stamp" I have seen on all others I have seen online or in person. (not that many really though!)

Question I have; is this legit, a replacement, or were some labeled in this manner?

The plate seems to match the rest of the body as for age, I guess its the same or similar age.
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RAPA



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Location: BCN Catalunya Spain

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2024 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

Coincidentally, I have two Curtas purchased in Spain that do not have the engraved base.

Could you post a photo of the base of yours?

We had a conversation about this a while ago in another thread.


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mgaze



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2024 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Realised I should have posted a picture.

I have seen a couple with blank plates and assumed they may have been replaced. I guess thereís no reason they couldnít have engraved this one if replacing it for some reason

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RAPA



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2024 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curious, here in Spain we improvise but that is very surprising.

I guess so, but just in case I'm asking.

Does that number correspond to the engraving inside the machine?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So Iíve opened the bottom. Both serial numbers match.

Curiously the inside of the plate has been engraved, 13-1-72.

I think we can say that it was serviced on that date, possibly needing a bottom plate replacement.

Iíll drop some photos later
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