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What is the date of manufacture for a Lane cedar chest with serial number 141160?

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The date of manufacture for a Lane cedar chest with serial number 141160 is June 11, 1941. The serial number is decoded by reading it backwards to form 061141; the first two numbers represent the month, the middle numbers denote the day and the last two digits show the year.

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Lane cedar chest serial numbers are either stamped or applied to the bottom of the chest. Some chest serial numbers have an extra digit that denotes the location of the plant where it was manufactured. The extra digit is the last digit formed after the serial number is written backwards.

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