How to determine the age of a Voigtlander Lens

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This is information that I have collected over the last few years from a number of sources. Some of those sources contradict each other so I have had to make decisions as to what I wish to keep. I cannot guarantee its accuracy.

The date a lens or shutter is made is not always the date the camera was made.  Both lenses and shutters are made and sold to camera manufacturers in batches.  A camera made in one year may have a lens made the previous year. It is also possible that either the shutter or the lens is a later addition made by a repairer.

Year –  Serial number
1852 4033
1854 5000
1862 10000
1884 27449
1885 30000
1886 31000
1887 32000
1888 34000
1889 36000
1890 38000
1891 340000
1892 41911
1893 43685
1894 45431
1895 46454
1896 47771
1897 49084
1898 54168
1899 54896
1900 65691
1901 68193
1902 70682
1903 72638
1904 75479
1905 79288
1906 83477
1907 880578
1908 97999
1909 101649
1910 105778
1911 110347
1912 113569
1913 120000
1914 126001
1915 132726
1916 137682
1917 139108
1918 142853
1919 144419
1920 154426
1921 160008
1922 172136
1923 194086
1924 216948
1925 227929
1926 248505
1927 279710
1928 365562
1929 537338
1933 671174
1934 803220
1935 1026690
1937 2000000
1942 2718530
1945 2700000
1947 3000000
1951 3220000
1952 3300500
1953 3461400
1954 3600000
1955 3731000
1956 4001000
1957 4303000
1958 4514000
1959 4802000
1960 5033000
1961 5473000
1962 5900000
1963 6219000
1964 6423000
1965 6664222