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DC01 and DA001 type plates. Serial No 317. Bath Made?
« on: September 10, 2016, 08:26:26 PM »
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. :o

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).

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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?

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Re: DC01 and DA001 type plates. Serial No 317. Bath Made?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 09:06:44 PM »
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Re: DC01 and DA001 type plates. Serial No 317. Bath Made?
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2016, 12:22:53 AM »
Wow! I've never seen that before.  Either Chippenham or malmsbury
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Re: DC01 and DA001 type plates. Serial No 317. Bath Made?
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 12:42:33 AM »
When are you swapping it for a nice dc14 then?
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Re: DC01 and DA001 type plates. Serial No 317. Bath Made?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 02:28:54 AM »
They were made in Chippenham at the start but then shortly moved to Malmesbury from then-present so yes that is a very early DA001 ;)

I imagine that because Chippenham is quite local to Malmesbury so perhaps he probably wanted more land to expand his factory which went well.


Additional factory info- Then around the time when the DC08 came out, they wanted to expand more, but they weren't allowed so had to do it abroad (hence the move to Malaysia)
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Re: DC01 and DA001 type plates. Serial No 317. Bath Made?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2017, 07:38:00 PM »
My DC01 is nothing special - 802-A - Malmesbury

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Re: DC01 and DA001 type plates. Serial No 317. Bath Made?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 08:49:19 PM »
Elgin your DC01 has an ametek motor in it.
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Re: DC01 and DA001 type plates. Serial No 317. Bath Made?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2017, 11:11:31 PM »
Elgin your DC01 has an ametek motor in it.

Haha - just stripped the thing A) to clean as its dead dirty and B) to see what motor is there - just came here to announce i'd found an Ametek lol :biglaugh: - lucky the poor thing came to me - he has definatly not been loved  :snivel: the motor is housing was caked in plaster dust and the motor was covered in the stuff - luckily the motors in perfectly good condition - reckon its not been loved and hardly been used - used to suck up house rubble and then left in a cupboard as its mint on the outside and no fading, stickers are all in mint condition and present! - just ashame about its past life before he came to me - i'ma hold on to him and look after him, love him and keep him  :coffee:

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