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Models by FORTSCHRITT on the official stamps of the former GDR (East Germany)
Images: High-Density-Baler K453, Potato-Toboggan-Core E 684, Tractor ZT 303, Beets-Toboggan-Core KS-6, Precision-Forage-Harvester E 280, Chopper-Harvester E 065
These stamps issued by the "Deutsche Post" of the GDR or the "Soviet
On the 3rd of October in 1990 the German Federal Post assignee.
In accordance with § 5 para. 1 of the German Copyright Act it is an official work in the public domain.
The so called VEB WEIMAR KOMBINAT - Agriculture - was created by the union of several agricultural machinery factories of the GDR. As part of the specialization of agricultural machinery enterprises several products from "WEIMAR-WERK" were taken in the late 1950s and produced by FORTSCHRITT. Among these products were famous ones, such as the tractor "ZT 300/303" or the "High-Density Baler K453” and it`s development called "K454" (from 1975). Here we present the most important exhibits of the VEB WEIMAR-KOMBINAT.
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The images were taken from the FORTSCHRITT-archives and digitized by agreement with the rights holders.
In the 70s and 80s several "combine-harvester" from type FORTSCHRITT E 512 were shown
at the back of the smallest banknote of the GDR (East Germany).
By the way: on the front was shown Thomas Müntzer, the leader of the German Farmers' War.
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