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  • Amflite II mfg dates

    I'd like to find out if this is true:

    There was a guy named Lon who made pins for AMF. He came up with a code for identifying the date he made pins. It is as follows:

    123 4567890
    Lon Thauser

    So, if you have a pin marked "LLO" between the neck rings, that pin was made in November, '92 (11-2).
    But then there are other letters between the rings too.
    If this is true, now we can keep track of how old our pins are.
    Info is appreciated.
    Chaddy

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    Re: Amflite II mfg dates

    Hey Magic- That is the "code" that is used for pin manufacturing dates. I keep mine sorted by that code. I don't know if that was the guys name though i would assume it is true. Happy sorting! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

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      Re: Amflite II mfg dates

      Chad

      Yeah that is how AMF keeps track of their pins manufacturing dates. Another guy in Conn. let me in on that secret. However the numbers and letters repeat. We had pins that were labeled LLR two years ago and well new ones that we got in are labeled LLR. I am able to keep track of which pins are from what era by the letters on the necks. AMf used to put the letters by the ABC Bird on back of pin. Brunswick and Vulcan use the letters on their pins as well but not sure waht they use to represent month and year etc. Chat soon.

      Mike [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif[/img]

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        Re: Amflite II mfg dates

        Hey Guys,

        I can comfirm that the letters are a code for the manufacture date for the pins (actually it referrs specifically to the date the pins were coated)

        During my stint as Technical Services Manager for AMF here in Australia I had the sheet that tells you what it all means.

        I reckon I must still have a copy around somewhere, if I can dig it up I'll pass it on

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