Emailed R J Lam of www.luxcamera.co.uk - He's got an early Makina I, 2 IIIRs and interestingly a fixed lens III. Hopefully I'll hear back shortly about their serials. Though apparently the I has no serial and dates from 1929 (according to the person he bought it from).
Still waiting on the film back winging it's way from Germany. . . DHL website still not updating the tracking info, still not on their system apparently. . . Once it comes, think it'll be time to populate this thread with some images from it
Another thought about the scale in feet on one of your IIIRs could be that it was done by the importer under licence from Plaubel, or as you said done in the factory for export and that's why the scales are not in any public catalogue. . .
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