Dietzgen Dating Table

Here you will find information about how to date your Dietzgen antique survey instruments.


In the chart below you will find the first serial number manufactured for each year.   To use the chart below find the closest serial number to yours and match that to the corresponding year.

Examples:

Serial           Year
Number       

   2045                   1908
   5970                   1914
   25549                 1938

 

Serial Number

Year

 

Serial Number

Year

 

 

 

 

 

377

1902

 

23000

1937

510

1903

 

24000

1937

700

1904

 

25000

1938

900

1905

 

26000

1939

1270

1906

 

27000

1940

1679

1907

 

28000

1941

2040

1908

 

29000

1941

2300

1909

 

30376

1942

2480

1910

 

31000

1943

2938

1911

 

32000

1943

3600

1912

 

41240

1947

4500

1913

 

50000

1948

5500

1914

 

50158

1949

6000

1915

 

50300

1950

6500

1916

 

50448

1951

7000

1917

 

50700

1952

7500

1918

 

50890

1953

8000

1919

 

51000

1954

8500

1920

 

51200

1955

9000

1921

 

51300

1956

9500

1922

 

51500

1957

10000

1923

 

51820

1958

10500

1924

 

51900

1959

11000

1925

 

52091

1960

11500

1926

 

52266

1961

13000

1927

 

52335

1962

14000

1928

 

52379

1963

14500

1929

 

52578

1964

15000

1930

 

52685

1965

15500

1931

 

52832

1966

16000

1932

 

53023

1967

16500

1933

 

53500

1950

17000

1933

 

53700

1951

18000

1934

 

53862

1952

19000

1934

 

54053

1953

19645

1935

 

54233

1954

21093

1936

 

54382

1955

22000

1936

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serial number locations on some Dietzgen instruments.


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Possible Location On A Level
Dietzgen Serial Number Location
Possible Location On A Level
Dietzgen Serial Number Location
Possible Location On A Transit
Dietzgen Serial Number Location
Possible Location On A Transit
Dietzgen Serial Number Location