Dating machine.

Old 11-15-2011, 08:27 AM
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Default Dating machine.

Where is the best site to go to to try to date my Riccar? I am having a hard time finding the serial number.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:19 PM
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Gee I can't help you but I thought when I first read your post that 1) You were looking for something to remove pits from dates, 2) You were looking for a date. Man I know it should have involved a sewing machine. A Riccar must be a fairly rare machine because I"ve never heard of it.
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Good luck with that-I never found anywhere to date my 310b. The best guess I could make was based on color, which was two-tone mint green/pale green. Riccar does still exist as a company ( but all they make now is vacuums, I think. It still might be worth a call to them, see if they've got any info archived. I can't remember whether I did for mine or not.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:07 PM
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I have looked up manuals from the site MrsBoats gave, but I don't think it has any information about years of manufacture. If you have the manual, does it give any clue, such as printing date of manual, etc. That might give you a estimate of the age. Good luck.

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I had a Riccar 401E bought in 1974-75. Just lost it this past year. It was a real workhorse, and if I ever see another, will snap it up in a hurry. Why don't you post a photo. You might try a search of images for your Riccar. I see them sometimes on EBay, but not like the one I had.
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