Re: [CR]hetchins serial no.


Example: Production Builders:Peugeot:PX-10LE

From: "Donald Dundee" <rebour@hotmail.com>
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com, rydjor@smig.net, GRIFFKS@aol.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]hetchins serial no.
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2001 08:48:14 -0500


Again, that is the reference used in _most_ cases. i did not say all. Of the twelve or so Hetchins that I own(ed), _most_ were ID'd that way.

ken denny


>From: OROBOYZ@aol.com
>To: rebour@hotmail.com, rydjor@smig.net, GRIFFKS@aol.com
>CC: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: Re: [CR]hetchins serial no.
>Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 16:45:29 EST
>
>In a message dated 2/7/01 4:22:22 PM Eastern Standard Time,
>rebour@hotmail.com writes:
>
><< In most cases from the early 50's to the early 60's, the numbers
>following
> the "H" in the serial number is the year in reverse. For example, and
>H2504
> would be a '52 Hetchins, 4604 would be a '64 Hetchins, and so on. That
>idea
> was eventually dropped sometime in the early 60's, and the
>straightforward
> method was employed, i.e. H70314 is a 1970 Frame, number 314 of that
>year. I
> would guess that your bike is a 1970, judging by this numbering method
>and
> the componentry on it. >>
>
>Hmmm. Ken and gang, this viewpoint is not borne out in what I have read and
>observed.. According to my info, for instance, Hetchins made in 1952 would
>be
>a number of combinations which do not fit that:
>
>1952 numbers (which was an odd year) = E24025- E224459 and T24460 - T24508
>and H24509- H24644.
>Oddly 1951 used all "H" prefixes .. H13721 - H14024.
>
>Quite a complicated business, eh?
>Dale Brown