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Catalog Number 2000.021.029A
Description Japanese Data Plate, June 1944. The large rectangular Japanese metal label has eight lines of Japanese text along with numbers printed and stamped into the metal. The four corners seems to have had holes at each corner but the corners have been broken off. Two circles with a stamped anchor are at each of the two bottom corners, which indicates the plate is from the Imperial Navy.
Object Name Tag, Identification
Collection 3D - Documentary Objects
Title Japanese Data Plate, June 1944
Date June 1944
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "R-932650-A / [Japanese Characters] / [Japanese Characters] 15 [Japanese Characters] 220 [Japanese Text] 53 / [Japanese Text] 3 [Japanese Text] 50 [Japanese Text] 10 / [Japanese Text] 570 [Japanese Text] 1 [Japanese Text] 11 / [Japanese Text] A / [Japanese Text] 60144051 [Japanese Text] 561 / [Japanese Text] 19 [Japanese Text] 6 [Japanese Text] / [Japanese Text]" (Printed and stamped onto large 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-2.875 W-3.875 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