Dating antique emerson fans half life of carbon 14 dating
And if your thinking that they need the date code to order parts, why?
It's most likely not under warranty if your ordering parts.
On several occasions the code is overstamped with the next number.
Could this mean the fan was made to be sold one year but didn't get sold (from the factory to the dealer) and was overstamped for the next year? That little number is usually etched into the tag at the time of the tag's manufacture and not stamped other than the overstamped numbers. Put there for warrenty purposes so one could not bring in a fan and claim it was sold last year and still under warranty when the date code indicated the fan was sold 2 or more years ago?
I've been following the 79xxx-AP-G series for about a year now, having developed a particular interest.
I've never seen mention before of an Emerson "shop number" and the code number certainly isn't "stamped" into the tag but with a few exceptions of the overstampiing. Attached Image (viewed 2961 times): Last edited on Sun Aug 1st, 2010 am by Steve Stephens I would say no.
From what I've seen on my 77 series fans, the numbers seem to match what I've seen in catalogs.
It only mentions using the type and serial number when ordering parts.
None of my Emerson bulletins mention anything pertaining to this fan dating system.
In the future I'll log what I see, as it will be interesting to see if some numbers appear more than others, or some not at all, assuming the sample becomes large enough to say anything meaningful.