What does the plate stand for?

1 year 1 month ago #3703 by thcashregister@msn.com


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    As some of you might be aware of I am currently restoring a scroll model 75. I have completely gone over the mech and it works great. I have polished all 45 of the key rings. I did this using a dremel with a polishing cloth on it. They do look fantastic. I have the case out at Bobs right now being Bronze Oxide, this is what it was originally. There is one thing bothering me. On the front left of the mech there is a tag on it stamped with the letter M on it. I have attached a picture of it. Can anyone tell me what it stands for? There is one on eBay now with the letter E on it. Must mean something. Any help would be appreciated.
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    1 year 1 month ago #3704 by jdietrich


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    Just a guess, I think that cover is a retainer as there are holes with springs behind it, the letter could be the code for that? I could be thinking of something else.

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    1 year 1 month ago #3705 by thcashregister@msn.com


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    No other ideas? If Jack is correct, what code is it for the springs?

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    1 year 1 month ago #3706 by rvkapp1


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    Maybe National had different workstations and the letters stood for the workstation that built the mechanism.

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    1 year 1 month ago #3707 by thcashregister@msn.com


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    Could be. Little things like this intrigue me. Thanks you two.

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    1 year 1 month ago #3716 by Vintagepos


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  • Replied by Vintagepos on topic What does the plate stand for?
    It could be to identify the plate as there may be different sizes as this covers the springs to retain the counter wheels, I think from memory the capacity of the counter is different on different models eg 4 bank as against 6 bank machines

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