**FAQs**

**How to Date International Harvester Sales Literature**

**IH Literature Collector? Found an interesting IH Sales brochure but dont know what year it is? **

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The Letter codes appear on the back cover of a particular item, bottom left corner. The Letter codes correspond to the year printed. Here are some examples of literature codes and how to read them:

From a 1970s Pickup Truck Brochure: the number appears: AD-45556-B16 Looking at the chart below, "B" dates this as 1973

From a 1980s Tractor Brochure: the number appears: AD-35130-N Looking at the chart below, "N" dates this as 1984

From a 1930s Truck Brochure: the number appears: A-283-CC Looking at the chart below, "CC" dates this as 1939

From a 1940s Refrigerator Brochure: the number appears: A-3-LL Looking at the chart Below, the "LL" dates this as 1948

From a 1960s Farm Equipment Brocure: the number appears CR-1036-M1 Looking at the chart Below, the "M" dates this as 1962

Note: Sometimes but rare the brochure may have been printed the year prior to the actual model year of the product, for example:

From a 1979 Scout Traveler Brochure: the number appears: AD-40589-G2 Looking at the chart below, "G" dates this as 1978, but remember it was printed in late 1978 for a 1979 model.

UNITED STATES

Letter Code and Year

A - 1911

B - 1912

C - 1913

D - 1914

E - 1915

F - 1916

G - 1917

H - 1918

I - 1919

J - 1920

K - 1921

L - 1922

M - 1923

N - 1924

O - 1925

P - 1926

Q - 1927

R - 1928

S - 1929

T - 1930

U - 1931

V - 1932

W - 1933

X - 1934

Y - 1935

Z - 1936

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AA - 1937

BB - 1938

CC - 1939

DD - 1940

EE - 1941

FF - 1942

GG - 1943

HH - 1944

II - 1945

JJ - 1946

KK - 1947

LL - 1948

MM - 1949

NN - 1950

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A - 1951

B - 1952

C - 1953

D - 1954

E - 1955

F - 1956

G - 1957

H - 1958

I - 1959

K - 1960

L - 1961

M - 1962

N - 1963

P - 1964

R - 1965

S - 1966

T - 1967

U - 1968

V - 1969

W - 1970

X-Z - 1971

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A - 1972

B - 1973

B/C - 1974

C - 1975

D - 1976

E/F - 1977

G - 1978

H - 1979

J - 1980

K - 1981

L - 1982

M - 1983

N - 1984

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CANADA

Letter Code and Year

A - 1946

B - 1947

C - 1948

D - 1949

E - 1950

F - 1951

G - 1952

H - 1953

I - 1954

J - 1955

K - 1956

L - 1957

M - 1958

N - 1959

O - 1960

P - 1961

Q - 1962

R - 1963

S - 1964

T - 1965

U - 1966

V - 1967

W - 1968

X - 1969

Y - 1970

Z - 1971

A - 1972

B - 1973

C - 1974

D - 1975