So we got an early DA001 fixed soleplate in for service. And I noticed something I dont recall seeing before on the machine's type plate.
Thinking of DC01/DA001 machines, we typically see Malmesbury as the place of manufacture.
In our museum, we have a couple of early ones showing Chippenham as the place of manufacture.
This DA001 we had in today (fixed soleplate, early script and metallic finish)
had a 317 serial number that wasn't even in our serial number database.
It also has Bath
as the place of manufacture.
Has anyone seen this before? I dont recall seeing that. Maybe I just never noticed.
A little Google snooping tells me that Dyson Technology Ltd was registered at Sycamore House, Bathford, Bath, Avon, BA1 7RS up to 21/10/96.
Which is this property. Which Google suggests was once James Dyson's house (patents filed from there in his name, etc).
Now correct me if I am wrong someone, but this suggests this DA001 may be one of the very earliest DA001s made? And as such is quite rare?