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Shenango China Date Codes


Earlier Shenango is occasionally date coded with a single or double digit number (dash) double-digit number. The first single or double digit represents January through December. "1" is January and "12" is December. The second set of double digit numbers after the dash represent the year so "26" might represent 1926. It is unclear when they started dating the earlier wares so although the chart starts at 1901, the first 20 years may be incorrect. In 1950, Shenango used a letter (dash) double-digit number code. The letter represents the first half or the second half of the year it was produced and the number represents the year. The number code could have started in 1943 with "1" though that cannot be verified so use extreme caution when date coding pieces in the 1940s. Starting in 1990 there may be a different code used, a number (dash) letter code. The number starting at 1 for 1990 and a letter code for the first half or second half. From 1992 to date, pieces may be marked with a four-digit code representing the actual year.

Year/Month
1901
1902
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
January
1-01
1-02
1-03
1-04
1-05
1-06
1-07
1-08
1-09
1-10
February
2-01
2-02
2-03
2-04
2-05
2-06
2-07
2-08
2-09
2-10
March
3-01
3-02
3-03
3-04
3-05
3-06
3-07
3-08
3-09
3-10
April
4-01
4-02
4-03
4-04
4-05
4-06
4-07
4-08
4-09
4-10
May
5-01
5-02
5-03
5-04
5-05
5-06
5-07
5-08
5-09
5-10
June
6-01
6-02
6-03
6-04
6-05
6-06
6-07
6-08
6-09
6-10
July
7-01
7-02
7-03
7-04
7-05
7-06
7-07
7-08
7-09
7-10
August
8-01
8-02
8-03
8-04
8-05
8-06
8-07
8-08
8-09
8-10
September
9-01
9-02
9-03
9-04
9-05
9-06
9-07
9-08
9-09
9-10
October
10-01
10-02
10-03
10-04
10-05
10-06
10-07
10-08
10-09
10-10
November
11-01
11-02
11-03
11-04
11-05
11-06
11-07
11-08
11-09
11-10
December
12-01
12-02
12-03
12-04
12-05
12-06
12-07
12-08
12-09
12-10
 
Year/Month
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
1916
1917
1918
1919
1920
January
1-11
1-12
1-13
1-14
1-15
1-16
1-17
1-18
1-19
1-20
February
2-11
2-12
2-13
2-14
2-15
2-16
2-17
2-18
2-19
2-20
March
3-11
3-12
3-13
3-14
3-15
3-16
3-17
3-18
3-19
3-20
April
4-11
4-12
4-13
4-14
4-15
4-16
4-17
4-18
4-19
4-20
May
5-11
5-12
5-13
5-14
5-15
5-16
5-17
5-18
5-19
5-20
June
6-11
6-12
6-13
6-14
6-15
6-16
6-17
6-18
6-19
6-20
July
7-11
7-12
7-13
7-14
7-15
7-16
7-17
7-18
7-19
7-20
August
8-11
8-12
8-13
8-14
8-15
8-16
8-17
8-18
8-19
8-20
September
9-11
9-12
9-13
9-14
9-15
9-16
9-17
9-18
9-19
9-20
October
10-11
10-12
10-13
10-14
10-15
10-16
10-17
10-18
10-19
10-20
November
11-11
11-12
11-13
11-14
11-15
11-16
11-17
11-18
11-19
11-20
December
12-11
12-12
12-13
12-14
12-15
12-16
12-17
12-18
12-19
12-20
 
Year/Month
1921
1922
1923
1924
1925
1926
1927
1928
1929
1930
January
1-21
1-22
1-23
1-24
1-25
1-26
1-27
1-28
1-29
1-30
February
2-21
2-22
2-23
2-24
2-25
2-26
2-27
2-28
2-29
2-30
March
3-21
3-22
3-23
3-24
3-25
3-26
3-27
3-28
3-29
3-30
April
4-21
4-22
4-23
4-24
4-25
4-26
4-27
4-28
4-29
4-30
May
5-21
5-22
5-23
5-24
5-25
5-26
5-27
5-28
5-29
5-30
June
6-21
6-22
6-23
6-24
6-25
6-26
6-27
6-28
6-29
6-30
July
7-21
7-22
7-23
7-24
7-25
7-26
7-27
7-28
7-29
7-30
August
8-21
8-22
8-23
8-24
8-25
8-26
8-27
8-28
8-29
8-30
September
9-21
9-22
9-23
9-24
9-25
9-26
9-27
9-28
9-29
9-30
October
10-21
10-22
10-23
10-24
10-25
10-26
10-27
10-28
10-29
10-30
November
11-21
11-22
11-23
11-24
11-25
11-26
11-27
11-28
11-29
11-30
December
12-21
12-22
12-23
12-24
12-25
12-26
12-27
12-28
12-29
12-30
 
Year/Month
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
January
1-31
1-32
1-33
1-34
1-35
1-36
1-37
1-38
1-39
1-40
February
2-31
2-32
2-33
2-34
2-35
2-36
2-37
2-38
2-39
2-40
March
3-31
3-32
3-33
3-34
3-35
3-36
3-37
3-38
3-39
3-40
April
4-31
4-32
4-33
4-34
4-35
4-36
4-37
4-38
4-39
4-40
May
5-31
5-32
5-33
5-34
5-35
5-36
5-37
5-38
5-39
5-40
June
6-31
6-32
6-33
6-34
6-35
6-36
6-37
6-38
6-39
6-40
July
7-31
7-32
7-33
7-34
7-35
7-36
7-37
7-38
7-39
7-40
August
8-31
8-32
8-33
8-34
8-35
8-36
8-37
8-38
8-39
8-40
September
9-31
9-32
9-33
9-34
9-35
9-36
9-37
9-38
9-39
9-40
October
10-31
10-32
10-33
10-34
10-35
10-36
10-37
10-38
10-39
10-40
November
11-31
11-32
11-33
11-34
11-35
11-36
11-37
11-38
11-39
11-40
December
12-31
12-32
12-33
12-34
12-35
12-36
12-37
12-38
12-39
12-40
 
Year/Month
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949
 
January
1-41
1-42
1-43 or ?
1-44 or ?
1-45 or ?
1-46 or ?
1-47 or ?
1-48 or ?
1-49 or ?
February
2-41
2-42
2-43 or ?
2-44 or ?
2-45 or ?
2-46 or ?
2-47 or ?
2-48 or ?
2-49 or ?
March
3-41
3-42
3-43 or ?
3-44 or ?
3-45 or ?
3-46 or ?
3-47 or ?
3-48 or ?
3-49 or ?
April
4-41
4-42
4-43 or ?
4-44 or ?
4-45 or ?
4-46 or ?
4-47 or ?
4-48 or ?
4-49 or ?
May
5-41
5-42
5-43 or ?
5-44 or ?
5-45 or ?
5-46 or ?
5-47 or ?
5-48 or ?
5-49 or ?
June
6-41
6-42
6-43 or ?
6-44 or ?
6-45 or ?
6-46 or ?
6-47 or ?
6-48 or ?
6-49 or ?
July
7-41
7-42
7-43 or ?
7-44 or ?
7-45 or ?
7-46 or ?
7-47 or ?
7-48 or ?
7-49 or ?
August
8-41
8-42
8-43 or ?
8-44 or ?
8-45 or ?
8-46 or ?
8-47 or ?
8-48 or ?
8-49 or ?
September
9-41
9-42
9-43 or ?
9-44 or ?
9-45 or ?
9-46 or ?
9-47 or ?
9-48 or ?
9-49 or ?
October
10-41
10-42
10-43 or ?
10-44 or ?
10-45 or ?
10-46 or ?
10-47 or ?
10-48 or ?
10-49 or ?
November
11-41
11-42
11-43 or ?
11-44 or ?
11-45 or ?
11-46 or ?
11-47 or ?
11-48 or ?
11-49 or ?
December
12-41
12-42
12-43 or ?
12-44 or ?
12-45 or ?
12-46 or ?
12-47 or ?
12-48 or ?
12-49 or ?
 
Year/Month
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
January-June
M-8
N-9
O-10
P-11
Q-12
R-13
T-14
U-15
V-16
W-17
July-December
A-8
B-9
C-10
D-11
E-12
F-13
G-14
H-15
I-16
J-17
 
Year/Month
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
January-June
X-18
Y-19
Z-20
M-21
N-22
O-23
P-24
Q-25
R-26
T-27
July-December
K-18
L-19
A-20
B-21
C-22
D-23
E-24
F-25
G-26
H-27
 
Year/Month
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977
1978
1979
January-June
M-28
N-29
O-30
P-31
Q-32
R-33
T-34
U-35
V-36
W-37
July-December
A-28
B-29
C-30
D-31
E-32
F-33
G-34
H-35
I-36
J-37
 
Year/Month
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
January-June
X-38
Y-39
Z-40
M-41
N-42
O-43
P-44
Q-45
R-46
T-47
July-December
K-38
L-39
A-40
B-41
C-42
D-43
E-44
F-45
G-46
H-47
 
Year/Month
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
January-June
U-48
V-49
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
July-December
I-48
J-49
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
1990 & 1991: Alternate date code:
Year/Month
1990
1991
 
January-June
1-A
2-A
July-December
1-B
2-B

Notes: Date code may or may not contain a (dash).


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