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Postby ivanlove » Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:15 pm

I have always woundered where the FM Brass Builders plates ended and the stainless Steel plates began. I had to good fortune to look at a collection this past weekend. In the collect was AC&Y FM plate number16L831. It was brass, I own SP 12L834 which is Stainless steel. Since AC&Y owned 21L832 and SP switcher order began with 12L833, I would think that the Last brass plate was 21L832 and the first Stainless steel plate was 12L833. However , if FM used delivery date as the dividing point you might have a mixing of numbers between brass and stainless steel.

Postby scharnhorst » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:15 pm

I would assume that FM went from Brass to Steel after WWII? As Steel was in much higher demand than Brass at that time. Thats just my guess thow.
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Postby ivanlove » Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:26 pm

The change from brass to steel was sometime after 12/1955. FM stayed with brass plates longer all other major builders

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