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Catalog Number 2000.021.029B
Description Japanese Data Plate, August 1941. The small rectangular label has five 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 Japanese character are at each of the two bottom corners.
Object Name Tag, Identification
Collection 3D - Documentary Objects
Title Japanese Data Plate, August 1941
Date August 1941
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "[Japanese Text] / [Japanese Text] 153 [Japanese Text] / [Japanese Text] 6A 1.3 [Japanese Text] / [Japanese Text] 2863 [Japanese Text] 16 [Japanese Text] 8 [Japanese Text] / [Japanese Text]" (Printed and stamped onto small 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-1.125 W-1.625 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