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Old 22nd Aug 2019, 10:50 pm   #21
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Thanks for information, I knew there was some rationality to it all.
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Old 23rd Aug 2019, 3:33 am   #22
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Some rationality, but can't have too much of that though Most companies wouldn't go through that length to make up some numbers (though current multinationals such as Samsung and Acer+spinoffs certainly do so as well), but given the size and structure of Philips large part of the last century I think they needed such a system to make sense of their own business (since most 12NCs started with the main industry group or product category and coding centre, even when a number was unknown by the person handling it, it was immediately known where the number was issued so how to route inquiries and requests).

I wrote before that only coding centre 70 remained active for consumer electronics, but I think some accessories might still have (or had up until recently) coding centre numbers like 73 or 82. Products issued by a different commercial department probably, even if all departments are likely in the same building. Also, I'm not sure about China.

This just to make sure that I don't give erroneous information, it has no bearing on the type numbers themselves.

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Old 24th Aug 2019, 5:13 pm   #23
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Many thanks to all those members who have submitted replies. These have been most interesting as well as instructive.
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