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Dating A Vintage Aurora 88


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#1 cuza

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 05:58

Does the serial number on the section of the Aurora 88 offer a clue as to its date of manufacture?

I have one with number: 1112742

The other (an 88P) is 3023327

Thanks,

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#2 diplomat

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:29

Does the serial number on the section of the Aurora 88 offer a clue as to its date of manufacture?


Sure it does. A quite trustable source says: "The 88 turned 750.000 pieces sold in early 1952 and 1.000.000 at the end of the year. In 1953 a new model, called 88K, was launched on the market. "

So probably yours was made at the beginning of the 53.
The 88P is a late model. I believe the higher serial numbers on the Ps are about the 3,8 million mark.

Ciao,

Edited by diplomat, 29 July 2010 - 08:30.


#3 cuza

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 12:41

Adesso capisco. Grazie.

-- cuza






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