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Mark L Barton
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 - posted October 15, 2013 09:33 AM      Profile for Mark L Barton   Email Mark L Barton   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My GS1200 has the serial number 824913 and as mentioned in a previous post I bought it from an auction house in Dudley along with several other projectors. It has PAT stickers on it from the 70's and am wondering if it didnt belong to Derann, as it has a modification to the side panel . The addition of a large screw knob, no idea what its for, obviously for some external fitment as it doesnt affect the mechanics or electrics.
Any light please welcome.

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David Ollerearnshaw
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Ian the numbers might as well be. Think I'll try using them for my next Lotto. If I bought a ticket on Wednesday morning for Tuesday's don't think I even win that.

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Dominique De Bast
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I don't know if the information is still needed as this thread is old but here is my contribution :
ST-180 810799
ST-1200 Magnetic 70005
GS-800 M&O Stereo (this is the projector with an antenna I talked about in another thread) 103215

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Maurice Leakey
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This all started in January 2004 in an attempt to try to work out how the Elmo serial numbers worked.
Many, many, members listed their models and serial numbers, but other than that, it all fizzled out without any final ideas being put forward.

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Steve Klare
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Sometimes serial numbers mean something, a common one is beginning in two digits for the year and then the next two being the week of the year. "1252" would be the last week of 2012.

-sometimes they just start with some arbitrary number and keep adding one to it...

A company I worked for told a new assembler to make a hundred name plates with serial numbers starting at 120. After she was finished with 100 plates all with "120" on them, they figured out she wasn't the sharpest knife in the drawer and within a week she was...seeking opportunities elsewhere.

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Lee Mannering
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Actually don’t really agree with the std version III identification being outlined as all having black lined volume knobs. I have a vsIII with a late number but with dots on the knobs also with three pots, rear loop etc so unless the wrong knobs were put on when new this is as it came out of the box when purchased.

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Dominique De Bast
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Could anyone use the informations given in this thread ?

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Steve Klare
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Wellll...

I guess since we failed to reach any conclusion about the meaning of the serial numbers, they aren't really "information" at all, just "data".

If you could look at a serial number and tell that it was assembled 3rd November 1979 by a left handed woman who grew up in Hokkaido, now that's "information"!

[Wink]

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Dominique De Bast
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The word "contribution" would indeed have been more appropriate [Smile]

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David Ollerearnshaw
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My serial number is 824848 I think. The later 8's also look like a 6. It was bought in 1979 from Cine Sound in Northampton. Still magic to use.

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Antonio Costa Mota
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HI Kevin
My two ELMOS numbers are:

GS-1200 - 831859

ST-1200D / MO - 14572

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Mathew James
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I think until it can be figured out, we keep adding our numbers to this thread...hopefully they will prove helpful.
Here are my machines:

ST1200HD: 403835
ST180E: 908214
K110SM: 505305
ST600M: 417091(added Sept 2016)

Cheers,
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[ September 29, 2016, 04:48 PM: Message edited by: Mathew James ]

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Steven J Kirk
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This is all great info and any new material is welcome.

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Manuele Bossolasco
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Hello to everybody,

I would like to make my contribution to the serial numbers of my GS, I hope it will be helpful:

Elmo GS-1200 - 832456

Elmo GS-1200 - 828747

Elmo GS-1200 Xenon - 880821

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Jim Schrader
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ST1200HD: 404459
TRV s8: 882695
ST1200HD: 406157
GS1200: 830007

[ June 05, 2016, 05:10 PM: Message edited by: Jim Schrader ]

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Zechariah Sporre
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My GS-1200 is serial # 821320 and was purchased May 15, 1978 in Niagara Falls, ON.

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Jim Schrader
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Is yours a 2nd gen Zachary?

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Zechariah Sporre
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No, it appears to be a 1st generation unfortunately.

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John Hunter
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I would like to add my information,

GS 1200 SERIAL 832458, but can not remember the date I bought it.
It has slits on the knobs.

john

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