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D.R.P. and D.R.G.M. Dating Reference

The abbreviations D.R.P. ("Deutsches Reichspatent", 1877 - 1945) and D.R.G.M. ("Deutsches Reichs Gebrauchs Muster", 1891 - 1944) used up until 1945 are often seen on metalware but can also be found on ceramics or mixed-materal combos. The tables below allow to roughly date the registration of an item. Please hold in mind that this does not say anything about the age of an item itself as it may as well have been produced more than a decade after the actual registration.

Table A:
List Of D.R.P. (Deutsches Reichs Patent) Numbers
YearFirst Entry That YearLast Entry That Year
YearFirst Entry That YearLast Entry That Year
1877№ 1№ 3,411
1878№ 3,412№ 6,679
1879№ 6,680№ 11,626
1880№ 11,627№ 15,416
1881№ 15,417№ 18,780
1882№ 18,781№ 24,288
1883№ 24,289№ 27,473
1884№ 27,474№ 32,827
1885№ 32,828№ 34,234
1886№ 34,235№ 38,146
1887№ 38,147№ 42,053
1888№ 42,054№ 46,038
1889№ 46,039№ 50,360
1890№ 50,361№ 55,109
1891№ 55,110№ 60,637
1892№ 60,638№ 66,524
1893№ 66,525№ 73,048
1894№ 73,049№ 79,009
1895№ 79,010№ 84,731
1896№ 84,732№ 90,382
1897№ 90,383№ 95,758
1898№ 95,759№ 101,372
1899№ 101,373№ 108,398
1900№ 108,399№ 116,997
1901№ 116,998№ 127,464
1902№ 127,465№ 138,166
1903№ 138,167№ 148,046
1904№ 148,047№ 157,582
1905№ 157,583№ 167,075
1906№ 167,076№ 180,522
1907№ 180,523№ 193,391
1908№ 193,392№ 205,494
1909№ 205,495№ 217,299
1910№ 217,300№ 229,496
1911№ 229,497№ 242,088
1912№ 242,089№ 255,067
1913№ 255,068№ 268,710
1914№ 268,711№ 281,478
1915№ 281,479№ 289,455
1916№ 289,456№ 295,948
1917№ 295,949№ 303,620
1918№ 303,621№ 309,830
1919№ 309,831№ 317,672
1920№ 317,673№ 331,398
1921№ 331,399№ 346,119
1922№ 346,120№ 366,682
1923№ 366,683№ 386,998
1924№ 386,999№ 407,544
1925№ 407,545№ 423,264
1926№ 423,265№ 438,755
1927№ 438,756№ 453,955
1928№ 454,956№ 469,676
1929№ 469,677№ 487,987
1930№ 487,988№ 515,098
1931№ 515,099№ 541,041
1932№ 541,042№ 566,771
1933№ 566,772№ 590,225
1934№ 590,226№ 607,057
1935№ 607,058№ 623,205
1936№ 623,206№ 640,081
1937№ 640,082№ 654,446
1938№ 654,447№ 669,858
1939№ 669,859№ 685,412
1940№ 685,413№ 700,197
1941№ 700,198№ 715,116
1942№ 715,117№ 729,894
1943№ 729,895№ 743,163
1944№ 743,164№ 756,825
1945№ 756,826№ 759,516
Table B:
List Of D.R.G.M. (Deutsches Reichs Geschmacks Muster) Numbers
YearFirst Entry That YearLast Entry That Year
YearFirst Entry That YearLast Entry That Year
1891№ 1№ 2,056
1892№ 2,057№ 8,972
1893№ 8,973№ 20,295
1894№ 20,296№ 33,473
1895№ 33,474№ 49,316
1896№ 49,317№ 67,052
1897№ 67,053№ 85,651
1898№ 85,652№ 108,672
1899№ 108,673№ 126,198
1900№ 126,199№ 144,790
1901№ 144,791№ 165,285
1902№ 165,286№ 189,298
1903№ 189,299№ 214,121
1904№ 214,122№ 238,941
1905№ 238,942№ 266,693
1906№ 266,694№ 294,709
1907№ 294,710№ 325,053
1908№ 325,054№ 360,057
1909№ 360,058№ 402,990
1910№ 402,991№ 445,285
1911№ 445,286№ 490,792
1912№ 490,793№ 534,165
1913№ 534,166№ 582,561
1914№ 582,562№ 621,440
1915№ 621,441№ 640,793
1916№ 640,794№ 656,863
1917№ 656,864№ 673,159
1918№ 673,160№ 688,628
1919№ 688,629№ 727,717
1920№ 727,718№ 761,167
1921№ 761,168№ 801,527
1922№ 801,528№ 834,056
1923№ 834,057№ 861,682
1924№ 861,683№ 893,495
1925№ 893,496№ 933,595
1926№ 933,596№ 974,245
1927№ 974,246№ 1,015,246
1928№ 1,015,247№ 1,056,593
1929№ 1,056,594№ 1,101,263
1930№ 1,101,264№ 1,152,262
1931№ 1,152,263№ 1,200,312
1932№ 1,200,313№ 1,244,424
1933№ 1,244,425№ 1,284,566
1934№ 1,284,567№ 1,322,191
1935№ 1,322,192№ 1,358,462
1936№ 1,358,463№ 1,395,077
1937№ 1,395,078№ 1,424,955
1938№ 1,424,956№ 1,453,664
1939№ 1,453,665№ 1,478,890
1940№ 1,478,891№ 1,495,080
1941№ 1,495,081№ 1,512,233
1942№ 1,512,334№ 1,526,138
1943№ 1,526,139№ 1,536,386
1944№ 1,536,387№ 1,538,970

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