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Sears mfr codes.
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Post# 911778   12/19/2016 at 07:38 (490 days old) by paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        

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Does anyone have a reference as to " who made what" for Sears by using the first three digits of (most) of their appliance model numbers?
For example, I have a Kenmore 562-62030 iron. 562 should be the manufacturer. Does anyone have a list?

Post# 911790 , Reply# 1   12/19/2016 at 09:02 (490 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
Here's a quick list

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Post# 911827 , Reply# 2   12/19/2016 at 17:48 (490 days old) by Lorainfurniture (Cleveland )        

564. Is sanyo

Post# 911836 , Reply# 3   12/19/2016 at 18:27 (490 days old) by paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        
Thank you Panthera!

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This is exactly what I was looking for!
Huge help, big thanks!

Post# 911853 , Reply# 4   12/19/2016 at 21:43 (490 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        
No problem -

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Several members here have very extensive lists, if you don't find what you need repost. Somebody will have it.

Post# 911856 , Reply# 5   12/19/2016 at 21:53 (490 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        
This really doesn't belong here...

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...but I decided to stick it in anyway. Happier times for this company for sure.

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Post# 911892 , Reply# 6   12/20/2016 at 06:32 (489 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        

I'll guess the cars left to eh-em right, ok? Correct me if I'm wrong.
Lincoln 1954 Cosmopolatain?, 1953-55 Nash, 1950-ish Buick, 1954-55 Olds., 1954 Chevy Bel-Air, '57 or'58 Buick Century. Red car under the trees is a 1955 Mercury.

Post# 911903 , Reply# 7   12/20/2016 at 08:49 (489 days old) by panthera (Rocky Mountains)        

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That's lovely - there was a time when Sears was a happy place to shop. Good memories.

Post# 912010 , Reply# 8   12/21/2016 at 10:02 (488 days old) by paulg (My sweet home... Chicago)        
Extensive lists?

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You read my mind!
I was doing research on my Sears Kenmore iron and electric saucepan.
I am now 99 44/100 certain that the iron model 587-62030 was made by Knapp-Monarch and the electric saucepan model 620-65080 was made by National Presto.
That being said, I was wondering if anyone kept a list.
Particularly regarding this group, if after doing research, data suggests that you have almost certainly nailed who made a vintage Sears appliance, a list could be handy.
It appears someone has probably (long) beat me to this idea.

Post# 912733 , Reply# 9   12/27/2016 at 11:23 (482 days old) by ClassicTVMan81X (Milwaukie, Oregon, USA)        
More Mfr. Codes

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More manufacturer codes...

123 - Yard-Man, Inc. (before MTD)
131 - Rally/Roper Lawn (American Yard Products)
135 - Skil Corporation
143 - Tecumseh Products Company (Lauson Engine Division)
200 - Tecumseh Products Company (Power Products Engine Division)
247 - MTD Products, Inc.
257 - Allegretti & Company/Paramount Outdoor
271 - Echo-Kioritz Corporation
315 - Diehl/Singer Company/Ryobi Corporation
358 - Beaird-Poulan
502 - Murray-Ohio Mfg. Co.
536 - Western Tool & Stamping (later AMF)
636 - Fuji Robin Industries (Outdoor Products)
637 - Atari, Inc.
663 - Aircap Industries, Inc.
900 - Black & Decker
917 - American Yard Products (Roper Division)
937 - Sunbeam Corporation (Outdoor Division, used until 1974)


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