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Catalog Number 2000.021.029C
Description Japanese Data Plate, c. 1941-1945. The short but wide metal rectangular label has five lines of Japanese text printed onto plate. The four corners seems to have had holes at each corner but the corners have been broken off.
Object Name Tag, Identification
Collection 3D - Documentary Objects
Title Japanese Data Plate, c. 1941-1945
Date c. 1941-1945
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "[Japanese Text] / [Japanese Text] / [Japanese Text] / [Japanese Text] / [Japanese Text]" (Printed onto data plate)
Inscription Language Japanese
Provenance From WWII (Navy).
Notes "Reading Japanese Data Plates..." [http://gunsight.jp/b/english/data/j-reading.htm 8/11/2015]

"Aircraft instrument clocks, like all Japanese aircraft instruments, had manufacturing specifcation data plates that were fixed outside of the clock's body..." [https://books.google.com/books/about/Japanese_Naval_Aviation_Uniforms_and_Equ.html?id=Bn7nyOrs-GwC (page 31) 8/11/2015]
Dimensions H-0.875 W-2.5 inches
Search Terms Data Plate
Japan
Japanese
Japanese - World War II
Navy
Ships
World War II
World War II
World War II - Japanese
World War Two
Subjects Navies
Ships
World War II