Had a nice birthday surprise in my inbox this morning – Georg Sommeregger heard my plea for more serial number info for Hermes, and kindly sent me a copy of “H.F.W. Schramm, Liste der Herstellungsdaten deutscher und ausländischer Schreibmaschinen, 11th edition, Hans Burghagen Verlag, Hamburg 1962”, a comprehensive German-language age list, an earlier version of which is the famed “Source 13” from which Dirk Schumann compiled much of the TW-DB’s data from.
Not only does this help with my Hermes questions, it also allows me to go back over many of the European brand pages and verify and update them using the newer 1962 version. I’ve just done this on the AEG/Mignon page and partially updated some tables on the Adler page. Enjoy!