Discussion in 'Fisher' started by RS Steve, Jul 14, 2016.
Was Avery even born yet?
Above is my Fisher 1800, serial number 51611T, my pride and joy. Nice to be in the 1800 club!
I have noticed some variations amongst 1800's in the lower portion of the faceplate. Some are reddish brown (anodized?), like mine. Others seem to have a darker background, more of a matt brown black color. I'm not sure, perhaps they are screen printed as opposed to anodized. Also, I notice the stamped out holes for the switches can be different. Some units holes are clean and crisp, as mine is, others have a slight indentation around the holes. Not sure what this means, but it would seem to point out to separate production runs, or perhaps different stamping presses. Whatever the case, every Fisher 1800 is a rare thing of beauty, and they sure sound great too! Tom B. (lithography)
89 years younger than the outputs. HA! I didn't catch the gaff until I read thru the responses and wondered what the hell??? Then I read thru it again and saw the goof..it supposed to be 1966.
FISHER did use multiple suppliers for their faceplates so you would get some anomalies such as the stress points in the corners of the stamped out holes, and differences in either anodizing and silk screening. Also depending on how the operator set up the machine (whether he had a bad night or an overly alcoholic weekend) would account for some slight differences.
My love for the 1800 has me seeing double!
Ivorydan just pmed me his serial numbers for his two 1800's, he owns serial numbers
51997T and 52154T.
It's looking more and more like just one run of them was done since all numbers are pretty close to each other.
Thanks Dan for helping document these rare song birds.
So that's six 1800's so far that we know of on AK, still waiting on fisherdude to give us his chassis number and see where it fits in. Pretty cool seeing them all fairly close, I wonder if any 800-C units have numbers that fall between these.
Of interest (Its a AK Vendor)
Looking at the auction its SN "51674T"
12 hours until Bidding opens.
Thanks Frannie, saw that and documented the serial #. All six 1800's I have found show that there might of been only one run made, all are very close in their serial numbers.
I just located another 1800 online with a serial # of 51564T, so it too falls inline with the others and is the earliest of them all. So that is a total of 8 so far, and we have serial #'s for 7 of them. Looking pretty good to the theory of just one batch was run.
I would love to hear back from the one person that I noticed purchased there's new, this link is to his thread he posted, maybe someone knows him and can contact him.
51564T - RS Steve
51694T - for sale online
51611T - lithography
51674T - online
51692T - RS Steve
51997T - Ivorydan
52127T - Tuna
52154T - Ivorydan
52293T - RS Steve
52406T - RS Steve
52468T - Dave451
52478T - coryo
xxxxxx - Fisherdude
Looks like that 1800 is going to a new home, I wonder if it joined the AK Fisher family?
I have studied the picture and was pretty much able to get 521XX out of the serial numbers, so it too falls in line with the others.
I hope Fisherdude can post his numbers soon, curious to see where his falls.
Interesting find on this 1800, the distinct yellow paper covered can capacitor is slightly shorter than my other 1800's. Chassis has a decal the same color as the paper can, pretty much proves that they used that color as a code for knowing it was a 1800 and not a 800-C. This is an unmolested, mouse pee, well used 1800, but with some good tubes added, is working well.
So.....leme get this straight. That makes three?
Well, I have 5 rooms I could set one up in if need be.
I also have not noticed any others with that wacky looking ceramic resistor you found in my first unit.
One more Fisher 1800 located and serial number documented as 52127T, more evidence that only one batch was made.
So we have another 1800 listed on the ebay auction site at the moment , (no affiliation) . serial # 51694T
These pictures are of the last 1800 (#3) I have restored behind the scenes over the past few months, it is now looking and sounding like new.
That 50694T on eBay is not correct. That number is listed in the description but the picture shows it as 51694T.
Ok, I will make note of that, thanks Fred!
Just a update on the tan colored can cap cover we all thought was exclusive to the 1800. I saw a Fisher 500C today on the auction site that had the brown colored cover. serial number was 79812AM Item look up # is 332101159577 No affiliation and the unit is unrestored. Must of been the last run of the 500C's? Al
I'm thinking I saw a 800-C with the tan cap also at some point. Good to know Al, thanks!
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