Place of manufacture for DEC equipment?

Daniel Snyder ddsnyder at
Tue May 19 20:00:58 CDT 2015

The serial number can be broken into 3 areas...

The first two digits indicate the country of Manufacture

AY = Ayr, Scotland
BK = Germany
GA = Galway, Ireland
IQ = Somewhere else
NI = Salem, New Hampshire, USA
PC = Irvine, Scotland
KA = Kanata, Ontario, Canada
CX = Colorado Springs, CO, USA
WF = Westfield, MA, USA
AB = Albuquerque, NM, USA

The 3rd Digit indicates the year

7 = 1997       8 = 1998        9 = 1999        etc.

The 4th & 5th digits indicate the week of manufacture from

01 = 1st week in January
12 = 12th week after January 1st (End of March)
20 = Mid April
For a rough calculate take 4 weeks to the month

The remaining digits indicate the run number.

00005 =        The 5th one made at this plant
00100 =        The 100th one made at this plant

>From the fog in my head...

Dan Snyder, Butler, PA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jack Rubin" <j at>
To: <cctalk at>
Sent: Friday, May 01, 2015 5:25 PM
Subject: Place of manufacture for DEC equipment?

Is there a way to identify which DEC plant manufactured a specific piece of 
equipment? I'm certainly aware of the Maynard, Massachusetts label on my 
equipment and I'm pretty sure I've seen DEC Kanata, Canada on flipchip 
handles. Maybe even PR serial numbers on computers built in Puerto Rico.

Can anyone supply any more extensive and/or detailed information?


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