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Service Buliten #7 DATE CODES

 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:18 am    Post subject: Service Buliten #7 DATE CODES Reply with quote

Scroll down to the images below for an easier to read jpeg of the origional(s).

graFlex
NO: 7
DATE: DECEMBER, 1968
REF: GENERAL
SERVICE BULLETIN
MANUFACTURING CODES
Each Graflex product is stamped with a three digit code showing
date of manufacture. The first letter is the month, the second
numeral is the year, and the third letter is the revision. The
revision letter is changed when a new model is introduced or when
a major modification is made to the equipment.
First letter Second-Number Third-Letter
Letter Month Number Year Letter Revision
A Jan. 0 1960 A 1st
B Feb. 1 1961 B 2nd
C Mar. 2 1962 C 3rd
D Apr. 3 1963 D 4th
E May 4 1964 E 5th
F June 5 1965 F 6th
G July 6 1966 G 7th -
H Aug. 7 1967 H 8th
J Sept. 8 1968 J 9th
K Oct. 9 1969 K 10th
L Nov. 0 1970 L llth
M Dec. 1 1971 M 12th
EXAMPLE : A product with the letters A6C would be one manufactured
in January, 1966 to the 3rd modification.
LOCATION OF CODE
AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTS
Graflex 16 Projector -- On main casting just above projection lamp or on serial number nameplate.
Messenger -- Under vinyl mat on turntable.
School Master Projector Bottom plate.
Overhead Projector -- Left vertical face of cord storage pan.
SM 1000 Inside projection lamp access door.
Compact Projector -- Upper part of film track; remove lens.
(over)
GRAFLEX, INC. / a SUBSIDIARY OF GENERAL PRECISION EQUIPMENT CORPORATION /
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK 14603, U.S.A.
In Canada: Graflex of Canada Limited / 47 Simcoe St., Toronto 1, Ontario

(back page)
SM 400 Projector - Bottom plate.
E-Z Viewer -- Inside of end cap.

PHOTOGRAPHIC PRODUCTS

Century Graphic Camera -- Bottom of bed yoke.

xl Camera Body -- Inside bottom of body.

Pacemaker Graphic Cameras -- Bottom of bed yoke.

Super Graphic Cameras -- Bottom of bed yoke.

Lens and Shutter Assemblies -- Back of lensboard.

xl Lens & Barrel Assemblies -- Next to cam in barrel.

Stroboflash Power Pack II & IV -- Tray.

Stroboflash Power Pack I -- Cap of Capacitor Assembly.

Stroboflash Lamphead -- Chassis frame and back of reflector.

120-220 Roll Film Holders -- Center leaf spring of carriage.

RH/50 Roll Film Holder -- Bottom Center of carriage.

Grafmatic Film Holder -- Inside back cover. 4

xl Polaroid Film Holder -- Left front side of adapter plate.

Strobomatic 500 Lamphead -- Back of reflector.

Strobomatic 500 Power Top -- Chassis frame.

Strobomatic 500 RG Base -- Bottom of battery compartment.

Strobomatic 500 AC Base -- Chassis frame.


OCR Text Only of origional Serivce Buliten. Moderator move to another fourm if desired.
This site elimates the spacing in the table making it hard to read.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Want a copy for your records? Internet Explorer-place your mouse pointer over the image (there are 2 images), right click, select save picture as , select the designation location then click save, other browsers or operating systems may be different. The images match the original documents at the time they were scanned.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the post. I do have one caveat. The revision code is about 95% accurate. For reasons I can't fathom, I have seen Grafmatics from the early 60s (GPE) with a revision code of D or E and ones from the later 60s (post Singer) with rev. codes of A or B. Maybe Singer 'reset' the revisions.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Older version for the technical doucnent record(s). These are the only ones I have.




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe somebody didn't get the memo at work: my Crown Special 'coded' K1A is stamped on the inside of the body between the two holes drilled for the Karlart encircling bracket.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Les, my coded Grafmatic is stamped 'CW' only. The other five are uncoded.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Century serial #523213 was made in 1954, so it predates the code system posted above. The number 41 is stamped on the bottom of the bed yoke. Anybody know the significance?
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