Well found the number,< ECH >
so it was made march of 1968
, nice find, .
I was playing in the yard with all 5 rods today and got to know them a little..Kinda fun to see what the rods can do..and how each one is a little different.
Each of the first two letters is translated to a numerical digit per the following table:
Date code key part 1: letters to year digits
K J H G F E D C B A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
These two digits, when prefixed with '19', indicate the year of manufacture. For example, from the date code 'EJF', we take the first two letters 'EJ' and translate these to '62' using the preceding table. This results in the year '1962'.
The third letter in the date code indicates the month, per the following table:
Date code key part 2: letters to month
K J H G F E D C B A L M
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Continuing with the previous example of date code EJF, the letter 'F' from this table gives us 'May' as the month. Therefore the complete translation of date code EJF is 'May 1962'.
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Well I just found a reel tucked away,,forgot I even had it,,
Nice old martin 63
Even have the box
nice little reel,,