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Offline Dan/Panther

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44A/U1 dates.
« on: May 14, 2010, 07:03:28 PM »
Has anyone else noticed that the dates are stamped into the body of the Receiver. I couldn't get a real clear photo, but this one is dated 8-51.
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Re: 44A/U1 dates.
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 07:49:46 PM »
I can see it fine
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Re: 44A/U1 dates.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2010, 03:07:16 AM »
I just recently noticed that some of my U1's have the date stamped and others don't.  I don't know when this practice started.  My 11/50 U1 doesn't have a date stamped in it, and it appears the "44A" is stamped in larger letters on the varistor than it is on later elements.

Somewhere around here I have a 1953 U1 that got converted later to a U3 when the varistor was replaced with the little green Tic Tac looking thing on a wire.  I'll be interested in seeing if it has the date stamped in it.  To me, it's still a '53 even if WECo re-dated it after the U3 conversion.
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Re: 44A/U1 dates.
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2010, 02:42:19 PM »
I like to date items to the oldest confirm-able date.
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