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Sears' Manufacturing Codes --
« on: July 23, 2019, 07:45:04 PM »
Who was the OEM for Sears' tools

http://vintagemachinery.org/craftsman/manufacturers.aspx


Also -- appliance and home goods manufacturer's codes

Model Prefix   Manufacturer
103.   Roper (Whirlpool)
106.   Whirlpool
110.   Whirlpool
119.   Frigidaire
143.   SFS Corp. (Sanyo/Fisher)
144.   Trane
155.   Preway
174.   Caloric (Maytag)
175.   In-Sink-Erator
198.   Whirlpool
233.   Broan
253.   Frigidaire
274.   RCA (GE)
278.   Roper (Whirlpool)
292.   Lennox
335.   Amana (Maytag)
336.   Electrolux
342.   York
362.   General Electric
363.   General Electric
401.   Samsung
416.   Carrier
417.   Frigidaire
464.   General Electric
473.   Hoover
484.   Fedders (Whirlpool)
562.   Toshiba
564.   Sanyo
565.   Sanyo
566.   Sanyo
568.   Panasonic
575.   Sharp
580.   Goldstar (LG Electronics)
586.   Panasonic
587.   D & M (Frigidaire)
596.   Amana
622.   Frigidaire
628.   Frigidaire
629.   Jenn Air (Maytag)
647.   Roper
651.   Speed Queen
664.   Whirlpool
665.   Whirlpool
666.   Kitchen Aid (Whirlpool)
719.   Tappan (Frigidaire)
721.   Goldstar (LG Electronics)
747.   Litton (Maytag)
757.   Imperial
789.   Defiance
790.   Frigidaire
791.   Tappan (Frigidaire)
835.   Roper (Whirlpool)
840.   Friedrich
850.   Chambers (Whirlpool)
867.   Keeprite
879.   Rheem / Ruud
911.   Roper (Whirlpool)
917.   Roper (Whirlpool)
925.   Maytag
934.   Hitachi
960.   Caloric (Maytag)
970.   Frigidaire
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Re: Sears' Manufacturing Codes --
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 02:13:38 PM »
From Vintage Machinery Page

Sears Prefix   Manufacturer

001   Stevens
002   Lemont Industries
071   Agri-Fab Corp
093   Ametek
101   Atlas Press (now Clausing Industrial)
102   Walker Turner
102   Robert Shaw
103   Central Specialty / King Seeley
103   Roper
103   Sarlo Power Mower Inc
106   Campbell Hausfeld
106   Tate Mfg Co
106   WHIRLPOOL
107   Millers Falls (Dunlap electric drills 25830 & 1345, drill stand 25630, and hand planes)
108   Covel Mfg Co (now Clausing Industrial)
109   Double A Products Co.
110   Charglow
110   Division 26: KitchenAid/Whirlpool & Maytag washer/dryer division of Whirlpool
110   Syncro Devices / Syncro Corp
111   Watson Mfg Co (4 jaw lathe chuck)
112   Parks Woodworking Machine Co.
113   Emerson Electric Co.
114   Pioneer Gen-E-Motor
114   ROYAL
115   Packard Electric
116   Birtman Electric and later Matsushita (household vacuums)
117   Excel Auto Radiator Co (Crafty rotary tool made by Handee)
117   White Sewing Machine (built by Gritzner Kaiser in W. Germany)
118   Possibly Anderson Tool & Mfg-Chicago (2201 router duplicator)
119   (2302 1940s worm drive circular saw) possibly Wappat or Wodack Elect Tool
119   FRIGIDAIRE
120   New Process Gear (division of Chrysler USA)
121   Dille & McGuire
122   Blair Mfg
123   Yardman - Jackson Michigan (reel lawnmower)
124   UNKNOWN (China source for Craftsman model 32607 14" 2-speed wood cutting band saw)
125   Cleva Industries (China source for Craftsman wet/dry vacuums)
126   Crosman (model 19300 air rifle)
126   Evolution Power Tools (made in China)
128   E.T (J?). Rugg
129   Mono Mfg
130   Bosch
131   American Yard Products
131   Rally/Roper Lawn
133   American Yard Products
135   Skil or SB (Skil/Bosch)
136   Toro Manufacturing Corp.
137   Rexon
139   Chamberlain (garage goor openers)
139   Chamberlain/Duchoissois
141   Grand Hall (barbecue grills and accessories)
143   FISHER
143   SFS CORP (Sanyo/FISHER)
143   Tecumseh (Lauson Power Products)
143   Tecumseh Engine & Gear
144   TRANE
145   Country Mfg
145   Evans Rule
146   WEN Products, Inc.
147   Village Blacksmith (McGraw Edison)
148   Soryu (Japan)
149   AMT (American Machine and Tool)
150   Cal Pump
150   White Consolidated
152   Orion International
153   State Industries
155   Preway
158   Jaguar/Maruzen (Japan & Taiwan)
160   Wisconsin Magneto
161   Actron Industries
161   NAKAJIMA
165   Wagner (painting products)
171   Vermont American
171   Larson Mfg
172   Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.-Charlotte NC (importer)
174   Caloric
174   SOUNDESIGN
175   Bissell
175   RYOBI
175   In-Sink-Erator
176   MURATA
177   ___?___ (model 24480 motor on 112.23160 radial arm saw)
179   Deuer Mfg
180   Lambert Corp
183   ___?___ (air compessor)
187   Stanley / Stanley Tools
187   White Consolidated
190   PIONEER
193   Parker Mfg
198   Whirlpool (freezer)
200   Schumaker Electric (battery chargers)
201   Furnas Electric (2018 reversing switch)
202   Gannon Mfg
204   IONA
207   American Floor Surfacing Machine Company
208   (Unknown mfgr of Kenmore 61601 shop vacuum.)
213   Lewisan Products
214   BISSELL
214   Shinn Fu/MVP
214   Shinn Fu of America
216   PHONEMATE
217   Eska Outboards
219   MTD
222   PANASONIC VIDEO/AUDIO
225   Force (Chrysler/Force) Outboards/Brunswick Corp (source=Sears employee)
233   BROAN
234   Beard-Poulan & Lazy Boy
234   Poulan
235   Ingersoll Rand
239   __?__ (flex-shafts for electric motors)
240   Disston Inc
241   Fimco
244   Kal Equipment/Peerless Instruments
246   BRK Electronic
247   MTD (Modern Tool and Die)
250   J. I. Case & Co.
250   Turner Industries
251   Century Electric Div of Magnetech
253   FRIGIDAIRE
253   Gibson (now Frigidare)
253   WHITE CONSOLIDATED
253   WHITE WESTINGHOUSE
256   Emerson Electric Co.
257   Paramount/Allegretti & Co/Poulan
259   Taylor Woodcraft
260   Unger Division of Eldon Inc
261   Brave Corp
264   Emerson Electric Co.
266   __?__ (variable speed power tool motor)
268   BROTHER INTERNATIONAL
271   Kioritz Corp (Echo)
272   Arrow Products
274   RCA
278   General Electric Co.
278   Roper
281   ELECTRO-AIRE
281   WHITE RODGERS
282   Norgren / CA Norgren
283   Thomas Industries (compressors)
284   Gold Eagle
285   The Hirst Co
289   SHARP
291   American Lawn Mower
292   LENNOX
294   TUNTURI
300   Kar-Rite Corp
302   IBM
304   FUNAI
306   Belsaw / Foley-Belsaw
310   Sioux Tools Inc.
312   GTE
312   Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp.
313   Harris Calorific
315   Ryan
315   RYOBI / Ryobi Motor Products
315   Diehl Mfg Co (portable power tools, prior to Ryobi)
316   MTD (yard equipment)
316   RYOBI / Ryobi America Corp
317   MAKITA
318   Right Touch Inc
319   Hand Tools International
320   Chervon (Asian)
322   Reelcraft Industries
327   Process Engineering Company
328   McLANE
328   Tru-Products Inc
328   Yasui (12002 hydraulic floor jack-Japan)
329   Ametek
329   INVENTA
330   APPLE
334   COMMODORE
334   DWYER
335   AMANA
335   Welliver & Sons (drill & router accessories)
336   ELECTROLUX
338   Shop Vac
340   NECCHI
342   YORK
351   Colovos Co
355   Roper Outdoor
358   Beaird - Poulan, Inc
358   POULAN/WEEDEATER
359   Bolens Products
362   General Electric Co. (range)
363   General Electric Co. (refrigerator, dishwasher)
364   Unknown manufacturer (Sears model 15504 hobby air-brush)
365   U.S. Lawn
366   KOSS ELECTRONICS
367   AT&T
372   Zeus Generator Corp
374   DIVERSIFIED PRODUCTS
378   Omark (Oregon)
380   Moto-Mower Inc (Dura)
383   unknown (22970 3-jaw lathe chuck)
385   JAMAC (division of Janome Sewing Machines)
387   WHITE RODGERS
390   King-O-Lawn
391   __?__ (wood & metal vises, possibly Adjustable Clamp Co)
397   Paramount/Allegretti & Co (continued Delco grinder designs)
397   Delco Products Corporation
401   BISSELL
401   SAMSUNG (microwave)
402   Stanley/Bostitch
410   Brown-Brockmeyer Co. (grinders)
410   John Bean Food Machinery Corp.
415   Char Broil
416   CARRIER
417   Kelvinator/Frigidaire
417   Stover Engine Works
426   Parker Sweeper
429   Lewis Machine Tool Company
445   Melmer
451   National Mfg (ref. 69972 sprinkler)
452   AT&T
455   J.S.Technology
457   CODE-A-PHONE
459   TECHNICS
464   GE
467   Mooradian or Master Craft
471   BIONAIRE
471   Bon-Aire
472   Dremel
473   HOOVER
473   Quincy Compressor
474   SONY
476   COLEMAN
480   BOSE
484   AIRTEMP
484   CLIMATROL
484   COMFORT BAY
484   CREST
484   CROSLEY
484   FEDDERS
484   GALAXY BAY
484   HAMPTON BAY
484   HUNTER
484   J.C. Penney & Sons Co.
484   MARTA
484   MONTGOMERY WARD
484   PROTON
484   REGENT-AIRE
484   SINGER
484   SSMSC, INC
484   SUMMIT
484   SYNCO
486   Agri-Fab
486   IMPERIAL
487   Robbins & Myers Inc.
490   Indiana Steel
491   Delta Consolidated Industries
498   Didier Mfg Co
500   Briggs & Stratton
502   Murray
502   Murray Ohio
506   Columbian (bench vises)
509   PAYNE
514   Dynaquip Controls
516   Gritzner Kaiser (West Germany)
517   HOMELITE/JACOBSEN
517   Homelite
517   JACOBSEN
521   EZ Rake
523   MGM TECHNOLOGY
527   Sherline
528   Warrick Electronics (source=Sears employee)
533   Winco (model 31101 generator)
534   Power King Tool Corp (now Clausing Industrial)
536   AMF (Murray)
536   Noma (Murray)
536   Western Tool & Stamping
538   AMF (Murray)
542   Clark Mfg Co
549   Midwest Ind
549   Emco Maier Austria (289000 metal working lathe)
551   Leland Electric Company
552   COBRA
559   Unknown (dept 49 model 559.8309 metal hand-held hair dryer)
562   TOSHIBA
564   SANYO
565   SANYO
566   PACKARD BELL
566   SANYO
566   MPI Industries-Jackson MS (model 341 sewing machine cabinet)
568   PANASONIC
572   Dremel
574   Possibly Oregon (chainsaw equipment)
575   SHARP
576   D & M (now Frigidaire)
579   __?__ (model 27320 soldering iron-USA made)
580   GENERAC CORP
580   GOLDSTAR
582   Clinton Engine Co
583   REMINGTON/DESA
586   PANASONIC OFFICE EQUIP
587   FRIGIDAIRE/White Consolidated
596   AMANA
604   DIGITAL EQUIP CO
605   ___?___ (model 26320 Craftsman drill planer attachment)
608   Associated Equipment (older Sears battery chargers)
609   Waterloo
610   Ohio Steel Fabrication
610   YUKON
613   CONSOLIDATED TECHNOLOGIES
619   Arps Corporation (farm machinery)
619   Sargent Tools (hand tools)
620   ENVIRO-RESEARCH
621   BRYANT
622   Kelvinator
623   Dumore Co. (die grinders & 25190 router, previously listed as Casco Electric)
624   Harris (welding regulators)
625   Ecodyne
626   Portable Electric Tools
626   MAGNAVOX (PHILIPS)
626   PHILIPS (MAGNAVOX, SYLVANIA)
628   FRIGIDAIRE
628   Kelvinator
628   White Consolidated
629   JENN-AIR
629   Kelvinator
629   WILLIAMS FURNACE
636   Echo & Shindaiwa (yard equipment)
639   King-O-Lawn
640   CERWIN VEGA
646   Chamberlain (garage door openers)
647   Roper
651   O.M.C. Dist
651   SPEED QUEEN
651   Standard Eng
652   Unknown-Craftsman electric staple tacker m/n 684160
654   Mott
655   Danaher
663   Air Cap Industries
664   Whirlpool (cooktop, wall oven)
665   JVC (electronics)
665   WHIRLPOOL
665   Supreme Products Corp., Chicago (model 256560 drill driver kit)
666   KITCHENAID
668   Echowater
672   B & I Manufacturing, Burlington WI (model 14000 Gem Maker, lapidary)
678   VAC APPLIANCES, LTD
680   Generac
683   Philco (Italy)
689   S.C. America
689   Smartel
700   __?__ (old cord wood saw-model 140 & 141)
702   American Electric Motors Inc. of Los Angeles CA
704   Sturdi-Bilt Steel Products, Inc. (Universal Tool Stands)
704   ROYAL
705   CANON
706   Fidelitone
706   Waterloo
707   Prestolite Battery
713   (Unknown gasoline engine powered concrete mixer-713.9587, possibly Canoga.)
716   H.H.SCOTT/EMERSON
716   MOTOROLA
719   TAPPAN
720   Vermont American
720   BVI (Burgess Vibrocrafters Inc.)
721   GOLDSTAR (Lucky Gold Star Electronics)
723   YAMAHA
724   SHERWOOD
7287   Emerson Electric Co.
7296   Emerson Electric Co.
733   Fairbanks Morse
739   Onan
745   O & R Engines
747   Litton
756   Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co.
757   Brinly-Hardy Co
757   Emerson Electric Co.
757   IMPERIAL
757   MARVEL
757   NORTHLAND
758   Emerson Electric Co. (early wet/dry shop vacuums & rotary tool)
761   Whirlpool
767   MARVEL
768   Electronics-TECHNICS (MATSUSHITA), Snowblower-Murray
769   Mercury Clutch Division
773   MARANTZ
775   JOHNSON
778   Comet Industries
785   General Power (Magna America)
786   Chapin (garden sprayers)
788   Vespa (94360 Italian scooter)
789   Warren-Knight Instrument (surveyor's transit levels)
789   DEFIANCE (refrigerator)
790   FRIGIDAIRE
791   Tappan
793   Ford
795   LG (Lucky Goldstar refrigerators)
796   LG (Lucky Goldstar washers & dryers & electronics)
798   Speed Queen
799   Suncast
809   AMF
815   DAEWOO
831   NordicTrack
831   WESLO, INC/U.T.S.
832   XEROX
835   Roper
840   FRIEDRICH
842   Haban Mfg
846   EPSON
848   __?__ (1950s compressor)
850   Whirlpool (Chambers?)
854   White Farm Equipment (Formerly Oliver)
855   ILG
860   EUREKA COMPANY
861   Unknown (model 1405 6" lapidary grinding outfit)
864   ZENITH
867   CLIMETTE
867   HEIL-QUAKER
867   KEEPRITE
867   TEMPSTAR
867   ZONAIRE
871   SMITH CORONA
875   Florida Pneumatic
879   RHEEM/RUDD
880   Pentron (reel to reel, radio co.)
881   Hempe
900   BLACK & DECKER
900   DeWalt Products Co.
900   Elu
901   Protech
911   General Electric Co.
911   Roper
916   Campbell Hausfeld
917   American Yard Products
917   Frigidaire
917   Roper Corp
918   DeWalt Products Co.
919   DeVilbiss
919   Ingersoll Rand
920   Hobart
921   Midwest Air Technologies Inc. (Sanborn, Powermate compressors)
922   Original Tractor Cab Corp
923   HEWLETT PACKARD
925   Maycor (Maytag)
934   Century Mfg Co
934   FUNAI
934   HITACHI
937   Air Cap Ind
937   Sunbeam
944   Husqvarna
948   McCulloch (unconfirmed)
950   LASER (V-TECH)
960   Caloric
967   Delta
970   Frigidaire
973   Ryobi
987   TROY BILT/GARDEN WAY
988   KUBOTA
989   McCULLOGH
990   FORD
991   LAWNBOY
C102   Gilson
C106   Inglis (refrigerator)
C110   Inglis (washer, dryer, dishwasher)
C151   Berco
C191   Homelite (unconfirmed)
C241   Homelite (unconfirmed)
C362   Camco (refrigerator)
C363   Camco (dishwasher, range)
C459   MTD (unconfirmed)
C646   Admiral/Inglis (refrigerator)
C675   Woods (refrigerator, freezer)
C880   Admiral/Inglis (range, refrigerator)
C892   McKinnon Industries (Division of General Motors)
C933   Kelvinator (before 1970)
C935   Black & Decker cordless tools (unconfirmed)
C938   Keeprite (A/C)
C950   Noma/Murray (unconfirmed)
C955   Sunbeam (unconfirmed)
C970   Kelvinator (1970+)
C978   Camco
S193   Makita Trimmer & Hedgers (unconfirmed)
S236   Tanaka Tiller (unconfirmed)


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Re: Sears' Manufacturing Codes --
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 08:07:17 PM »
Great Source of information, thanks Ray! I remember the MAC date code thread on the old page that was a great thread.

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