Heathkit Year of manufacture by Series No.

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by AB2YC, Jun 8, 2017.

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  1. AB2YC

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    I could have sworn I just saw a chart recently on a website
    that showed year of manufacture from the Series No.

    Of course it was one of those nights I was surfing around
    and didn't bookmark the page. and now I can't find it again.

    Anyone know of a link that displays that info?

    Thank you
  2. K8ERV

    K8ERV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I hate it when that happens! Can you look at your history file?

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  3. AB2YC

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    I'll have to look but i's been a week or so and a lot of links since then
  4. WA2CWA

    WA2CWA Ham Member QRZ Page

    How could the "Series No." or "Serial No." show the year of manufacture? Their models were a box or boxes full of parts. Even when the kit was sold, there is no way to tell when it was actually assembled.
    There are lists that show models 1st year introduction and last year available.
  5. AB2YC

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    It would be the Year Heath it Manufactured the radio
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2017
  6. WA2CWA

    WA2CWA Ham Member QRZ Page

    For some info relating to the life cycle years a specific product was on the market, you can go here: http://www.nostalgickitscentral.com/heath/heathkit.html
    and click on Heathkit Product Categories.
    Also, the original manual that was shipped with the product had an identifying number on it. First generation was 595-xxxx. Changes made to the product which required a change made to the manual, the second generation of the manual was labeled 595-xxxx-1, third generation, 595-xxxx-2, etc.
  7. K8ERV

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    Nor who did the assembly. This is why you will never see a U-L listing on a Heath item. They wanted us (Tappan Co.)
    to make a microwave oven kit for them. We would not since it could not be U-L listed, which Tappan required of all
    of our appliances.

    TOM K8ERV Montrose Colo
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    That would be scary.

    Inspected by TOM.

    Tappan Operations Manager.

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