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Early war version 1

Material:

– Aluminium

 

Frequency:

– Very often

 

Period of production:

– Approximately from the beginning to the middle of the war in use. Tendentially sooner.

 

Number of prongs:

– 2

 

Material of the prongs:

– Brass (embossed)

 

Variations:

– 3 to 4 (later in the war)

 

Special features:

– Triangular nose

– Round eyes

– Even with Aluminium prongs and as late war version of iron

Early war version 2

Material:

– Aluminium

 

Frequency:

– Is relatively common on early wrappers

 

Period of production:

– Early

 

Number of prongs:

– 2

 

Material of the prongs:

– Aluminium (butt)

 

Variations:

– 1

 

Special features:

– Large, round nose

– Smoth surface

Early war version 3

Material:

– Non ferrous metal / tombac. Possibly also in aluminium.

 

Frequency:

– Seldom

 

Period of production:

– Occurs only on the very early wrappers (until 1937/38)

 

Number of prongs:

– 2

 

Material of the prongs:

– Non ferrous metal / tombac (soldered)

 

Variations:

– 1

 

Special features:

– Drop shaped nose

– Relative wide mouth

– Tarnishes with time

Early war version 4

Material:

– Aluminium

 

Frequency:

– Occurs on early wrappers occasionally

– The late variant is rare

 

Period of production:

– Early

 

Number of prongs:

– 2

 

Paterial of the prongs:

– Aluminium

 

Variations:

– 3 to 4

 

Special features:

– There are at least 2 other variants of this design

Early war version 5

Material:

– Aluminium

 

Frequency:

– Very seldom

 

Period of production:

– Early, up to max. beginning of the war

 

Number of prongs:

– 2 (embossed)

 

Material of the prongs:

– Aluminium

 

Variations:

– 1

 

Special features:

– Very flat variant has little depth

Early war version 6

Material:

– Non ferrous metal / copper

 

Frequency:

– Seldom

 

Period of production:

– Early

 

Number of prongs:

– 2 

 

Material of the prongs:

– Copper

 

Variations:

– 2

 

Special features:

– Same design as mid war version 3

Early war version 7

Material:

– Aluminium or Zinc

 

Frequency:

– Seldom

 

Period of production:

– Early

 

Number of prongs:

– 2 

 

Material of the prongs:

– Aluminium

 

Variations:

– 2

 

Special features:

– Same design as late war version 3

Early to mid war version 8

Material:

– Iron (magnetic)

 

Frequency:

– Very seldom

 

Period of production:

– Most likely early to mid war

 

Number of prongs:

– 2 (embossed)

 

Material of the prongs:

– Iron

 

Variations:

– 1

 

Special features:

– Teeth are almost straight, even down «bent» a little in contrast to all other variants

Early war version 9

Material:

– Iron (magnetic)

 

Frequency:

– Very seldom

 

Period of production:

– Most likely early to mid war

 

Number of prongs:

– 2

 

Material of the prongs:

– Iron

 

Variations:

– 2

 

Special features:

– Triangular nose

– Round eyes

– Even with aluminium prongs and as late war version of iron