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Lowest Serial Number / Oldest Elk

Post by robinirvine » Sat Nov 30, 2013 4:40 pm

Do we know who has the lowest serial number (Oldest Elk) on the forum ?
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Re: Lowest Serial Number / Oldest Elk

Post by aerworuld » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:00 pm

I have three Elks presently, though only one of them is complete, the other two are for spares and a bit sparse!

the complete one (currently) is 07-ALA01-0068695

the two for spares are:

06-ALA01-0006180 (my original from BITD)

and the other is **-***01-0082595 (label is torn)

Stuart :)

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Re: Lowest Serial Number / Oldest Elk

Post by robinirvine » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:06 pm

I've just seen 07-ALA01-0001844
pretty low

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Acor ... 27db628745
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Re: Lowest Serial Number / Oldest Elk

Post by aerworuld » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:29 pm

What does the first two-digit number mean then?

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Re: Lowest Serial Number / Oldest Elk

Post by robinirvine » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:36 pm

apparently the first two char's are the manufacturer. If true the 07 must = a manufacturer in the UK
and ALA01 = Electron
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Re: Lowest Serial Number / Oldest Elk

Post by CMcDougall » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:01 pm

damm, think Stuart had beat me :)
a spare I got, 06-ALA01-0006840 ((Made in Malaysia) eBay £11.20 inc PP)
and the one my cousin had that I fixed (first Acorn machine I touched, and played Monsters/Gauntlet/Boffin2), 06-ALA01-0008112 ((xmas 1983) Made in Malaysia)
both Issue2, and a crap Iss4 from a school mate that I also fixed, 07-ALA01-0 054124, ULA every time :roll: , but came with elk tape/plus1/adaptors/hopper cart, not bad for 40 fags 8)

need to search this thread to see if any more lower from members :
http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 321#p38163
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Re: Lowest Serial Number / Oldest Elk

Post by jms2 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:10 pm

Based on my Elks, 07- is another UK manufacturer, and 02- is Hong Kong.

I don't know if the prefixes are common between BBCs and Electrons. It would be sensible if they were, but Acorn's serial numbering system doesn't make a lot of sense!

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