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GE date code?
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Post# 994508   5/18/2018 at 05:43 by ksdaddy (Caribou ME)        

I have a GE steam iron in avocado green, catalog # H8F95AVT. It is stamped "907", which I would intuitively translate to the 7th week of 1969. This fits the appearance, not only by the avocado green but the font and overall design. Is there a serial number database or "rules of interpretation" anywhere? I've googled with no good results.

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Post# 994520 , Reply# 1   5/18/2018 at 08:57 by pulltostart (Mobile, AL)        

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Here's where I normally go.  It is based on the appliance's Serial Number.



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Post# 994614 , Reply# 2   5/19/2018 at 09:53 by appliguy (Oakton Va.)        
Does the iron have a rubber or cloth cord?

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If it has a rubber cord that means it can be no earlier then 1973 as that is when GE stopped putting cloth cords on their irons. PAT COFFEY

Post# 994650 , Reply# 3   5/19/2018 at 16:02 by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Cloth cords

Unless, of course, the cord has been replaced with a newer rubber one. I put a new cord on one of my mom's GE irons in the late 70's, and the new one was blue rubber.

Post# 994677 , Reply# 4   5/19/2018 at 23:00 by fan-of-fans (Florida)        

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I've never been able to date GE small appliances exactly. I collect fans and the GEs have no serial number or date code that I know of. I don't know how they kept track of them for warranty repairs.

Maybe it was different for some of their other models.

I did see two chrome and black GEs similar to yours at Goodwill last week and they had blue rubber cords. Both were gone this week.

Post# 994712 , Reply# 5   5/20/2018 at 12:25 by ksdaddy (Caribou ME)        

This one has a rubber cord, the same shade of green as the reinforced section shown in the photo. I wouldn't place a bet as to whether it had been changed but it would seem odd they would go the extra length to match the color of the cord to the appliance. So post '73 it is! Good info to know.

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