Living in North Central Nebraska we're in a machine desert being so far from rail and river shipping we still don't have much for heavy industry up here. So whenever a decent size machine becomes available I'm usually at least interested in looking at it. A couple weeks ago I was able to get the winning bid on a 20" G&E shaper only about 250 miles away. Got it home now and am cleaning it up, it's all free and moving and surprisingly doesn't show much for wear from hard use. I didn't have the serial number until getting it home, it is serial number 701A2. In what little I understand about their serial numbers it appears that this was the last machine produced in 1928 with only one shaper being produced in 1929. Does anyone have better or more understanding of the serial number sequence? Also as far as I see we don't really have a good understanding of the meaning of the suffix(number following A) today, is that correct?