What year did Marshall start writing manufacture dates on the chassis label?

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Does the date say 11-5-68? A bit hard to read.

I assume that's how MG are hoping you'll read it. It doesn't look it was a date initially - that "8" (at least) looks like it was opportunistically added with Biro about 50 years after the fact.

This was from their "going straight" era, after the convictions and rebrand...
 

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I assume that's how MG are hoping you'll read it. It doesn't look it was a date initially - that "8" (at least) looks like it was opportunistically added with Biro about 50 years after the fact.

This was from their "going straight" era, after the convictions and rebrand...
Oh, I get it. :) Thanks.
 

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The question is why on earth do that? The names and signatures (at least some of them are genuine late 60s names. Unless it was an early metal panel from 69 plexi-ised?
 

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To be a little more specific the dates I've seen were from mid February 1969.
 

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I only recently found out that Marshall didn’t always put the dates on the tags. I have a ‘68 SL that is missing part of the label where the date would be. But it appears, according to the info here, that the date was never there to begin with.
 

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I only recently found out that Marshall didn’t always put the dates on the tags. I have a ‘68 SL that is missing part of the label where the date would be. But it appears, according to the info here, that the date was never there to begin with.
The date on the assembly sheet didn't appear to be a mandatory thing when it was instituted.
 

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A friend of mine has this JTM50 Black Flag:

JTM50.jpg
 

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A friend of mine has this JTM50 Black Flag:

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A fair share of the amps from this time frame had the serial number written in the Assembly slot on the QC sheet. Rose, Yvonne, Mary and Jean were veteran workers by this time so I'm not sure why they'd put a date on the sheet rather than the serial number. Anyhow, a date of 22 June 1967 would be rather accurate for a JTM "black flag" 50w with a serial number in the mid 10500's.
 

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A fair share of the amps from this time frame had the serial number written in the Assembly slot on the QC sheet. Rose, Yvonne, Mary and Jean were veteran workers by this time so I'm not sure why they'd put a date on the sheet rather than the serial number. Anyhow, a date of 22 June 1967 would be rather accurate for a JTM "black flag" 50w with a serial number in the mid 10500's.
Yes, his amp has 10562 serial number
 


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