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How do I find the production date of my Hammond A-100?

If your unit has a serial number in the 20000 to 30000 range you must check date codes to get an accurate reading of its production date. Serial numbers after 30000 were reserved for A-100 models only. When Hammond used up the decorator block of numbers they were reintegrated into the pool of general A-100 numbers.

What do the numbers on a Hammond tubes mean?

Tubes with Hammond silk screened on them typically have a code consisting of two pairs of numbers separated by a dash. The format is YY-WW, where YY is the last two digits of the year and WW is the number of the week in that year. In the example, 73-48 is the 48th week of 1973. Many capacitors have a date code on them, but some do not.

When did Hammond change the serial numbers on their organs?

Sometime in mid-1973, in the mid-200000s, Hammond dropped the prefix letter. this means half the organs built in 73 and all 74/75 organs have no letter code. Serial numbers began to take on a surreal quality at this time, with higher serial numbers not necessarily representing newer units.

Who else contributes to the component dating information contained here?

Much of the component dating information contained here was supplied by Sal Azzarelli (Azztec Organs). Other contributors include Al Goff ( Goff Professional ), Harvey Olsen, and Bob Schleicher ( Electronic Instrument Service ). Thanks also is due to Bevis Peters and Tom Ericsson for previously administering this page.

How do I find the production date of my A-100?

If your unit has a serial number in the 20000 to 30000 range you must check date codes to get an accurate reading of its production date. Serial numbers after 30000 were reserved for A-100 models only.

When did the Hammond A-100 come out?

The first A-100 organs were produced in 1959. They had the necklace type reverb as found in contemporary Hammond Tone Cabinets. The A-100 was the first tonewheel console with built-in reverb. In the early 60s a few more models of the A-100 theme were issued, the French Provincial A-102 and the spiffy Contemporary A-101.

What is the serial number on a Hammond A-100 decorator cabinet?

Note : Around serial number 20000, Hammond assigned a block of serial numbers to the decorator cabinets in the A-100 series (A-101/102/105/122/143 etc.).

When did Hammond change the serial numbers on their organs?

Sometime in mid-1973, in the mid-200000s, Hammond dropped the prefix letter. this means half the organs built in 73 and all 74/75 organs have no letter code. Serial numbers began to take on a surreal quality at this time, with higher serial numbers not necessarily representing newer units.

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