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Because I'm curious, I decided to gather all my 1200XL parts and take a look at the serial numbers in a strange attempt to figure out the quantity made.

 

If you got a 1200XL, please post your full serial number!

If you are brave enough, please also supply the data on the white sticker typically by the keyboard connector inside the unit.

 

Latest updates online as of 2019-10-10:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1laDT3h5i6mJrLL59PfGWYNpSjyLWu3Pnb9UmKjhC3yo/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Older updates:

Updated 2019-10-10

389 Entries, 219 USA, 167 ATMC, 3 Unknown
There are now NINE PILOT units in the list!!

 

No changes in Earliest and Latest since 11/09:
Earliest made: 83S DA 019879 033 bob1200xl USA 019879 1983 03 17-Jan-83 23-Jan-83 03 0198
Latest made: 72R DA 28817 303 atarianer2003 Taiwan 28817 1983 30 25-Jul-83 31-Jul-83 30 2881

 

High Rollers:

  76 eBay
  49 TK Collection
  12 Guitarman
  11 Brentarian
   9 kheller2
   8 Timothy Kline
   7 yorgle
   7 bob1200xl
   6 unknown
   5 charliecron
   5 Atari Geezer
   5 ACML
   4 oracle_jedi
   4 flashjazzcat
   4 beamer320i
   4 Caterpiggle
   3 warerat
   3 rockdoc2010
   3 rdea6
   3 poobah
   3 owinnimo
   3 ch*p
   3 brenski
   3 MagicMarc-er
   3 MEtalGuy66
   3 Larry
   3 JR>
   3 Gunstar
   3 DrVenkman
   3 Colleton
   3 BillC

 

 

Some observations:
There were 250 PILOT units made Fall of 82 - Goldberg, Marty and Curt Vendel. Atari, Inc. - Business Is Fun. Carmel: Syzygy, 2012. Print. Page 697
Manufacturing stopped in June 1983 - Atari, Inc. - Goldberg, Marty and Curt Vendel. Atari, Inc. - Business Is Fun. Carmel: Syzygy, 2012. Print. Page 698
Sunnyvale USA Production seems to have ended week 22 of '83: May 30-June 05.
ATMC Taiwan Production seems to have ended week 29 of '83: July 18 - July 24 (somewhat contradicting the above)
 
I'm calculating dates on the US System where weeks start on Sunday, ISO-8601 has them starting on Monday. I don't know which Atari used.
 
There are some patterns that emerge with serial numbers.
Sunnyvale numbers starting with these 3 digits, map to the specific week.
Week:  Serial Starting Numbers:
Week 03: 019
Week 04: 015
Week 05: 015
Week 06: 010, 020
Week 07: 001, 020
Week 08: 003
Week 09: 012
Week 10: 004, 009
Week 11: 000, 011, 013, 014
Week 12: 002, 005, 011, 48x, 51x, 051(?)
Week 13: 0070, 013, 017, 532, 78x
Week 14: 007, 016, 79x
Week 15: 008, 021, 025, 023
Week 16: 023, 52x, 53x, 72x
Week 17: 036, 49x, 72x
Week 18: 022, 037, 039
Week 19: 039, 75x, 77x
week 20: 026, 71x, 74x, 77x
Week 21: 024, 028, 029
Week 22: 018, 028
 
Keep in mind this is all speculation.. and changes as more data is added.
An educated guess, having worked in a manufacturing plant at one time, is that there were at most 4 lines producing the product. I would say 3 by just looking at the patterns as the 4th could easily be explained by a new role of labels. Every week other than 13, shows a pattern of 3 serial number variations - so far. If we use the value of the serials ignoring leading zeros, there are about 80K unique numbers.
 
As for ATMC, well they are 100% sequential by date and serial: 00099 - 28817, So 29K units made at ATMC. The nice thing about this is we can now figure out what week ATMC units were made that are missing the date stamp.
 
Total would now be about 110K + 250 PILOT units. This is assuming all the USA serials were actually used.
 
Table has been updated with calculated values for week date where possible based upon analysis of the data.

Table is sorted by manufacture date:

Location Year Week Date SN Owner
USA 1982 43 25-Oct-82 83S DS 000058 432 Martin J. Dean
USA 1982 43 25-Oct-82 83S DA 000086 432 lukaszdepa
USA 1982 43 25-Oct-82 83S DA 000092 432 bob1200xl?
USA 1982 43 25-Oct-82 83S DA 000111 432 CVendal
USA 1982 43 25-Oct-82 83S DA 000145 432 bob1200xl?
USA 1982 43 25-Oct-82 83S DA 000156 432 Caterpiggle
USA 1982 43 25-Oct-82 83S DA 000211 432 ch*p
USA 1982 43 25-Oct-82 83S DA 000231 432 kheller2
USA 1982 43 25-Oct-82 83S DA 000234 432 electronizer
- 1983 ?? #VALUE! ??? DA ????? ??3 TK Collection
USA 1983 ?? #VALUE! 83S DA 002530 ??3 eBay
USA 1983 ?? #VALUE! 83S DA 015265 ??3 TK Collection
USA 1983 ?? #VALUE! 83S DA 015387 ??3 unknown
USA 1983 ?? #VALUE! 83S DA 015947 ??3 Deteacher
USA 1983 ?? #VALUE! 83S DA 037213 ??3 sean39
USA 1983 ?? #VALUE! 83S DA 51438 ??3 eBay
USA 1983 03 17-Jan-83 83S DA 019879 033 bob1200xl
USA 1983 04 24-Jan-83 83S DA 015042 043 eBay
USA 1983 05 31-Jan-83 83S DA 015161 053 eBay
USA 1983 06 7-Feb-83 83S DA 010170 063 Dantyr
USA 1983 06 7-Feb-83 83S DA 010409 063 Guitarman
USA 1983 06 7-Feb-83 83S DA 010785 063 Subby
USA 1983 06 7-Feb-83 83S DA 010989 063 playermissile
USA 1983 06 7-Feb-83 83S DA 020221 063 eBay
USA 1983 06 7-Feb-83 83S DA 020317 063 axh174
USA 1983 06 7-Feb-83 83S DA 020439 063 kheller2
USA 1983 07 14-Feb-83 83S DA 001154 073 bugbiter
USA 1983 07 14-Feb-83 83S DA 001449 073 ACML
USA 1983 07 14-Feb-83 83S DA 001557 073 owinnimo
USA 1983 07 14-Feb-83 83S DA 001585 073 jk40001
USA 1983 07 14-Feb-83 83S DA 001766 073 Paul Westphal
USA 1983 07 14-Feb-83 83S DA 001840 073 Trafo
USA 1983 07 14-Feb-83 83S DA 001855 073 yorgle
USA 1983 07 14-Feb-83 83S DA 020560 073 Timothy Kline
USA 1983 07 14-Feb-83 83S DA 020571 073 Timothy Kline
USA 1983 07 14-Feb-83 83S DA 020878 073 unknown
USA 1983 08 21-Feb-83 83S DA 003273 083 eBay
USA 1983 08 21-Feb-83 83S DA 003318 083 eBay
USA 1983 08 21-Feb-83 83S DA 003362 083 eBay
USA 1983 08 21-Feb-83 83S DA 003385 083 bf2k+
USA 1983 08 21-Feb-83 83S DA 003523 083 LoTonah
USA 1983 08 21-Feb-83 83S DA 003851 083 TK Collection
USA 1983 09 28-Feb-83 83S DA 012142 093 rdea6
USA 1983 09 28-Feb-83 83S DA 012254 093 TK Collection
USA 1983 09 28-Feb-83 83S DA 012606 093 eBay
USA 1983 10 7-Mar-83 83S DA 004287 103 Caterpiggle
USA 1983 10 7-Mar-83 83S DA 004577 103 Brentarian
USA 1983 10 7-Mar-83 83S DA 004833 103 towmater
USA 1983 10 7-Mar-83 83S DA 004945 103 eBay
USA 1983 10 7-Mar-83 83S DA 009242 103 Colleton
USA 1983 10 7-Mar-83 83S DA 009242 103 eBay
USA 1983 10 7-Mar-83 83S DA 009322 103 eBay
USA 1983 10 7-Mar-83 83S DA 009459 103 Atari Geezer
USA 1983 10 7-Mar-83 83S DA 009504 103 Timothy Kline
USA 1983 10 7-Mar-83 83S DA 009547 103 LittleJoe
USA 1983 10 7-Mar-83 83S DA 009860 103 reliant73
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 000399 113 bob1200xl
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 000423 113 Mgustafson
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 000553 113 flashjazzcat
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 000673 113 Brentarian
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 000739 113 JayoK
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 000741 113 Stephen
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 000967 113 Quadrunner
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 011065 113 bf2k+
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 011067 113 eBay
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 011150 113 mr-atari
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 011191 113 gcude
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 011241 113 Terry Owens
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 011525 113 ACML
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 011554 113 javiero
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 013992 113 eBay
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 014065 113 warerat
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 014090 113 eBay
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 014466 113 RodCastler
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 014691 113 eBay
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 014761 113 BillC
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 014785 113 TK Collection
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 014844 113 TK Collection
USA 1983 11 14-Mar-83 83S DA 014889 113 eBay
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 002313 123 eBay
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 002405 123 eBay
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 002487 123 Brentarian
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 002996 123 whaledriver
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 005158 123 owinnimo
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 005195 123 warerat
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 005248 123 cas
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 005265 123 TK Collection
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 005323 123 charliecron
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 005333 123 neopeius
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 005552 123 eBay
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 011716 123 TK Collection
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 051855 123 ACML
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 48017 123 rockdoc2010
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 48373 123 eBay
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 48414 123 rockdoc2010
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 48643 123 TK Collection
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 48802 123 Calibus
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 49865 123 poobah
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 51087 123 rdea6
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 51297 123 TK Collection
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 51620 123 yorgle
USA 1983 12 21-Mar-83 83S DA 51925 123 walter_J64bit
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 007041 133 ACML
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 007054 133 CebusCapucinis
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 007085 133 MEtalGuy66
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 013094 133 flashjazzcat
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 013175 133 beamer320i
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 013190 133 eBay
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 013257 133 unknown
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 013590 133 TK Collection
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 013669 133 eBay
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 013812 133 TK Collection
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 013935 133 Caterpiggle
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 017156 133 beamer320i
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 017816 133 eBay
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 017938 133 tjb
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 017979 133 Zennmaster
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 53232 133 eBay
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 78007 133 whaledriver
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 78422 133 Gunstar
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 78443 133 oracle_jedi
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 78803 133 sooty
USA 1983 13 28-Mar-83 83S DA 78887 133 flashjazzcat
ATMC 1983 14 4-Apr-83 72R DA 00099 143 bandit
ATMC 1983 14 4-Apr-83 72R DA 00283 143 Namizmo
ATMC 1983 14 4-Apr-83 72R DA 00331 143 atari800xl.eu
ATMC 1983 14 4-Apr-83 72R DA 00547 143 COREi64
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 007247 143 towmater
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 007826 143 eBay
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 007941 143 erazmus
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 007998 143 kheller2
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 016363 143 eBay
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 016370 143 Larry
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 016375 143 BillC
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 016711 143 DavidMil
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 79263 143 eBay
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 79484 143 eBay
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 79616 143 xrbrevin
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 79627 143 eBay
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 79646 143 trev2005
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 79691 143 JeffJewell
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 79719 143 eBay
USA 1983 14 4-Apr-83 83S DA 79889 143 unknown
ATMC 1983 15 11-Apr-83 72R DA 00603 153 unknown
ATMC 1983 15 11-Apr-83 72R DA 00823 153 eBay
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 008412 153 tjlaser
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 008463 153 ACML
ATMC 1983 15 11-Apr-83 72R DA 00849 153 voy
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 008580 153 Goochman
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 008707 153 TangentAudio
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 008932 153 beamer320i
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 008969 153 eBay
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 008975 153 charliecron
ATMC 1983 15 11-Apr-83 72R DA 01052 153 eBay
ATMC 1983 15 11-Apr-83 72R DA 01585 153 six
ATMC 1983 15 11-Apr-83 72R DA 01809 153 Shawn Jefferson
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 021087 153 Lost to the Winds
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 021385 153 TK Collection
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 021416 153 owinnimo
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 021503 153 Brentarian
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 021650 153 eBay
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 021800 153 rdea6
ATMC 1983 15 11-Apr-83 72R DA 02188 153 Fred_M
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 021882 153 MagicMarc-er
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 021899 153 Larry
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 021950 153 eBay
ATMC 1983 15 11-Apr-83 72R DA 02234 153 DrVenkman
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 02301 153 Guitarman
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 025008 153 TK Collection
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 025035 153 eBay
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 025105 153 TK Collection
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 025410 153 MEtalGuy66
USA 1983 15 11-Apr-83 83S DA 025714 153 eBay
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 023468 163 eBay
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 023585 163 eBay
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 023636 163 Scooter83
ATMC 1983 16 18-Apr-83 72R DA 02702 163 kheller2
ATMC 1983 16 18-Apr-83 72R DA 02728 163 eBay
ATMC 1983 16 18-Apr-83 72R DA 02751 163 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 16 18-Apr-83 72R DA 02928 163 Brentarian
ATMC 1983 16 18-Apr-83 72R DA 02950 163 witchy
ATMC 1983 16 18-Apr-83 72R DA 03011 163 yorgle
ATMC 1983 16 18-Apr-83 72R DA 03055 163 Nezgar
ATMC 1983 16 18-Apr-83 72R DA 03071 163 Larry Hampton
ATMC 1983 16 18-Apr-83 72R DA 03198 163 beamer320i
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 52048 163 eBay
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 52082 163 Dragon375
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 52198 163 charliecron
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 52338 163 Starfire
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 52614 163 Scream And Fly
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 52619 163 dkerfoot
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 52761 163 eBay
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 52792 163 Sugarland
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 52877 163 TK Collection
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 53068 163 brenski
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 53100 163 eBay
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 53211 163 atari800xl.eu
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 53399 163 charliecron
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 53483 163 TK Collection
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 53525 163 Dragon375
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 53658 163 Evidious
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 53689 163 geezer
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 53974 163 ryanr256
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 72006 163 Draikar
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 72115 163 Shawn Jefferson
USA 1983 16 18-Apr-83 83S DA 72328 163 eBay
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 03577 173 Stephen
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 036154 173 classics
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 03625 173 warerat
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 036284 173 Guitarman
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 036695 173 Tempest
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 036804 173 Marc Oberhauser
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 036870 173 jk40001
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 036969 173 adam242
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 03941 173 spookt
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 04104 173 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 04113 173 eBay
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 04258 173 Frankie
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 04270 173 MEtalGuy66
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 04338 173 electronizer
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 04339 173 mimo
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 04500 173 jvas
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 04626 173 yorgle
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 04798 173 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 04882 173 Big_Mo
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 05054 173 GoodWill
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 05305 173 DrVenkman
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 05870 173 Timothy Kline
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 06126 173 OldAtarian
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 06182 173 joeventura
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 06258 173 sloopy
ATMC 1983 17 25-Apr-83 72R DA 06306 173 Timothy Kline
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 49537 173 Xebec
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 49595 173 yorgle
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 49708 173 eBay
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 49755 173 eBay
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 49762 173 TK Collection
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 49813 173 slx
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 72450 173 iratasan
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 72472 173 8bitguy1
USA 1983 17 25-Apr-83 83S DA 72967 173 Guitarman
USA 1983 18 2-May-83 83S DA 022701 183 TK Collection
USA 1983 18 2-May-83 83S DA 022716 183 Timothy Kline
USA 1983 18 2-May-83 83S DA 022759 183 freetz
USA 1983 18 2-May-83 83S DA 022798 183 TK Collection
USA 1983 18 2-May-83 83S DA 037569 183 eBay
USA 1983 18 2-May-83 83S DA 037913 183 mimo
USA 1983 18 2-May-83 83S DA 037928 183 tahoe
USA 1983 18 2-May-83 83S DA 039012 183 eBay
USA 1983 18 2-May-83 83S DA 039405 183 Larry
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 06483 183 rockdoc2010
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 06499 183 Allan
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 06638 183 Guitarman
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 06946 183 eBay
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 07000 183 nesmaniac
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 07009 183 kheller2
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 07137 183 BoatofCar
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 07155 183 ThumpNugget
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 07157 183 remowilliams
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 07179 183 ryanmercer
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 07239 183 brenski
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 07312 183 a**r (ebay)
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 07479 183 eBay
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 07520 183 unknown
ATMC 1983 18 2-May-83 72R DA 07543 183 eBay
- 1983 18 2-May-83 ??? DA 119615 183 Gunstar
USA 1983 19 9-May-83 83S DA 039675 193 poobah
USA 1983 19 9-May-83 83S DA 039919 193 eBay
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 08313 193 MrMartian
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 08352 193 poobah
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 08481 193 yorgle
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 08665 193 eBay
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 08675 193 www
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 08679 193 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 08693 193 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 08774 193 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 08818 193 eBay
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 08876 193 eBay
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 09060 193 atari8warez
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 09147 193 eBay
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 09216 193 ebay
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 09680 193 eBay
ATMC 1983 19 9-May-83 72R DA 09706 193 Brentarian
- 1983 19 9-May-83 ??? DA 118794 193 Gunstar
USA 1983 19 9-May-83 83S DA 75???? 193 Atari Geezer
USA 1983 19 9-May-83 83S DA 75406 193 Guitarman
USA 1983 19 9-May-83 83S DA 75545 193 eBay
USA 1983 19 9-May-83 83S DA 75671 193 Atarius Maximus
USA 1983 19 9-May-83 83S DA 75689 193 TK Collection
USA 1983 19 9-May-83 83S DA 77257 193 DrVenkman
USA 1983 19 9-May-83 83S DA 77266 193 gcude
USA 1983 19 9-May-83 83S DA 77457 193 TK Collection
USA 1983 20 16-May-83 83S DA 026311 203 spamh8r
USA 1983 20 16-May-83 83S DA 026343 203 Frankie
USA 1983 20 16-May-83 83S DA 026529 203 Evidious
USA 1983 20 16-May-83 83S DA 026780 203 JokerCPoC
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 09868 203 Spancho
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 09909 203 mutterminder
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 09947 203 mrkiwimike
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 10201 203 WildBill777
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 10202 203 oracle_jedi
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 10291 203 Brentarian
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 10457 203 bob1200xl
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 10475 203 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 11005 203 eBay
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 11169 203 JR>
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 11659 203 bob1200xl
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 12535 203 eBay
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 12931 203 ch*p
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 12974 203 JR>
ATMC 1983 20 16-May-83 72R DA 13318 203 SenorRossie
USA 1983 20 16-May-83 83S DA 71240 203 Guitarman
USA 1983 20 16-May-83 83S DA 74124 203 Mirage
USA 1983 20 16-May-83 83S DA 74345 203 baz67
USA 1983 20 16-May-83 83S DA 74372 203 Brentarian
USA 1983 20 16-May-83 83S DA 74543 203 TK Collection
USA 1983 20 16-May-83 83S DA 74756 203 JR>
USA 1983 20 16-May-83 83S DA 77933 203 TK Collection
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 024042 213 eBay
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 024555 213 TK Collection
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 024868 213 save2600
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 028274 213 NFCREW
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 028280 213 Atari Geezer
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 028362 213 Guitarman
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 028434 213 mytekcontrols
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 028453 213 kheller2
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 029051 213 tjlaser
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 029528 213 Colleton
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 029619 213 TK Collection
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 029829 213 luckybuck
USA 1983 21 23-May-83 83S DA 029993 213 MagicMarc-er
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 13539 213 bob1200xl
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 13551 213 ryanr256
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 13917 213 Guitarman
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 13928 213 bob1200xl
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 13989 213 Unknown
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 14239 213 eBay
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 14331 213 Brentarian
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 14551 213 remowilliams
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 14607 213 charliecron
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 14647 213 eBay
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 14882 213 neopeius
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 14944 213 Mr.Amiga500
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 15439 213 Atari Geezer
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 16022 213 oracle_jedi
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 16024 213 sup8pdct
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 16354 213 Xebec
ATMC 1983 21 23-May-83 72R DA 16621 213 spamh8r
USA 1983 22 30-May-83 83S DA 018175 223 shopgoodwill
USA 1983 22 30-May-83 83S DA 028575 223 eBay
USA 1983 22 30-May-83 83S DA 028675 223 StaxX28
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 16970 223 Ebay
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 17103 223 Brentarian
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 17183 223 Schmutzpuppe
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 17554 223 kheller2
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 17593 223 Guitarman
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 17848 223 brenski
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 17954 223 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 18156 223 eBay
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 18278 223 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 18537 223 eBay
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 18942 223 jdh
ATMC 1983 22 30-May-83 72R DA 19685 223 Colleton
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 19785 233 BillC
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 20079 233 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 20571 233 yorgle
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 20727 233 Sincity
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 20817 233 MagicMarc-er
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 20861 233 Timothy Kline
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 21038 233 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 21198 233 Timothy Kline
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 21281 233 talanthalus
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 21366 233 bjcorr
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 21853 233 eBay
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 22722 233 eBay
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 22745 233 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 23 6-Jun-83 72R DA 22774 233 Terry Owens
ATMC 1983 24 13-Jun-83 72R DA 22373 243 eBay
ATMC 1983 24 13-Jun-83 72R DA 23110 243 bob1200xl
ATMC 1983 24 13-Jun-83 72R DA 23381 243 oracle_jedi
ATMC 1983 24 13-Jun-83 72R DA 23429 243 kurtm
ATMC 1983 24 13-Jun-83 72R DA 23657 243 eBay
ATMC 1983 24 13-Jun-83 72R DA 23886 243 Beetle
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 24115 253 javiero
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 24250 253 Atari Geezer
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 24346 253 ch*p
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 24629 253 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 24821 253 toddtmw
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 24835 253 www
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 24849 253 Bill Kendrick
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 25098 253 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 25155 253 kheller2
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 25274 253 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 25430 253 sloopy
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 25490 253 Brentarian
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 25736 253 Subby
ATMC 1983 25 20-Jun-83 72R DA 2x388 253 eBay
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 25996 263 1050
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 26042 263 Caterpiggle
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 26256 263 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 26369 263 bugs
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 26382 263 AndyR
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 26452 263 Panther
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 26532 263 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 26627 263 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 26634 263 eBay
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 26696 263 adam242
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 26824 263 Guitarman
ATMC 1983 26 27-Jun-83 72R DA 27097 263 griz
ATMC 1983 27 4-Jul-83 72R DA 27415 273 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 27 4-Jul-83 72R DA 27437 273 eBay
ATMC 1983 27 4-Jul-83 72R DA 27683 273 kheller2
ATMC 1983 27 4-Jul-83 72R DA 27735 273 Guitarman
ATMC 1983 27 4-Jul-83 72R DA 27862 273 FB MP
ATMC 1983 28 11-Jul-83 72R DA 28232 283 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 28 11-Jul-83 72R DA 28259 283 flashjazzcat
ATMC 1983 28 11-Jul-83 72R DA 28350 283 eBay
ATMC 1983 28 11-Jul-83 72R DA 28565 283 82atari5200
ATMC 1983 29 18-Jul-83 72R DA 28651 293 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 29 18-Jul-83 72R DA 28746 293 _The Doctor___
ATMC 1983 29 18-Jul-83 72R DA 28758 293 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 29 18-Jul-83 72R DA 28798 293 TK Collection
ATMC 1983 30 25-Jul-83 72R DA 28817 303 atarianer2003

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USA made, BPA83S1200 - Serial# 83S DA 72115 163

 

Taiwan made, BPA72R1200 - Serial # 72 R DA 01809 153

 

What do the serial numbers tell us as far as quantities are concerned? We'd have to make some guesses as to where they started numbering, etc.. Also, what is the XX3 number that is stamped on at the end of the serial number represent?

Edited by Shawn Jefferson

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Because I'm curious, I decided to gather all my 1200XL parts and take a look at the serial numbers in a strange attempt to figure out the quantity made. If you got a 1200XL, how about posting the serial? Instead of "Where's George?" we can have "Where's Twelvie?"

 

Taiwan made, FCC BPA72R1200

72 R DA 02702 163

72 R DA 07009 183

72 R DA 25155 253

 

USA made, FCC BPA83S1200

83S DA 028453 213

 

Yes.. I was very surprised to note that there was USA made 1200XL

Made In U.S.A.

83S DA 77266 193

 

Have another in storage that I'll post origin and s/n for later.

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Taiwan made FCC ID: BPA72R1200

72 R DA 17593 223

72 R DA 06638 183

72 R DA 13917 213

 

USA made FCC ID: BPA83S1200

83S DA 02301 153

83S DA 75406 193

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A quick guess as to what the numbers mean...

 

The first 3 alphanumerics match the FCC code

The next two letters could mean destination country

Next 5 is the real serial number within that series (83S, 72R)

Last three digits could be week and year manufactured.

 

We could look at 800XL's and verify that since they were sold and made everywhere... or just ask Curt. :)

 

So, charliecron's serials tell us that the 16th week of 1983, Atari made atleast 1201 (53399-52198) 1200XLs.

 

The 1200XL was only officially on the market for a few months in 1983. From the FAQ:

 

"Winter/March: Atari shipped the 1200XL, suggested retail price US$899.

While the 400/800 were produced domestically, the 1200XL and all future Atari

8-bit computers were manufactured overseas."

 

"June: Atari introduced the 600XL and 800XL home computers at the Summer CES in

Chicago. The 400/800/1200XL would be discontinued."

 

So, estimating so far, 1200 a week, for say 25 weeks is around 30K units. That doesn't include the combination of both USA and Taiwan units.

 

Another thing I find interesting is that the US made units started with 6 digits in the SN then went to 5.

 

With a few more contributions, I could probably plot a graph showing manufacturing timelines.

 

As for the motherboard, I've only ever seen two versions

1) Light colored board C060585 REV A - "1083" stamped on the board -- this is a bare board I own with no components.

2) Dark colored board C060585 REV 13A - "0383" Stamped on the board, white sticker by RF reads "April 16 1983 B", white sicker by keyboard connector reads "DA 153 REV A" (153 just happens to line up with the 15th week of 1983, April 9th-15th +/- day. I don't know when they started counting)

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It would seem mine is quite a young one.

 

USA made (I didn't know that - now I have 3 USA made Ataris. heavy sixer, 1200XL, and Jaguar). Serial # is 83S DA 000741 113 (the 113 is a stamp, the rest is printed).

 

Stephen Anderson

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Charliecron's 83S DA 005323 123 and Stephen's 83S DA 000741 113 would seem to indicate 4582 units in 14 days. This would seem to indicated about 2200 units a week from the US factory. I have no idea if that is a little or a lot.

 

There does seem to be some errors however in our numbers or my thinking...

 

 

SN Owner Location Number Year Week Date 
72 R DA 01809 153 Shawn Jefferson Taiwan 01809 1983 15 4/11 
72 R DA 02702 163 Karl Taiwan 02702 1983 16 4/18 
72 R DA 06638 183 Guitarman Taiwan 06638 1983 18 5/2 
72 R DA 07009 183 Karl Taiwan 07009 1983 18 5/2 
72 R DA 13917 213 Guitarman Taiwan 13917 1983 21 5/23 
72 R DA 17593 223 Guitarman Taiwan 17593 1983 22 5/30 
72 R DA 25155 253 Karl Taiwan 25155 1983 25 6/20 
83 S DA 000741 113 Stephen USA 000741 1983 11 3/14 
83 S DA 005323 123 charliecron USA 005323 1983 12 3/21 
83 S DA 02301 153 Guitarman USA 02301 1983 15 4/11   -- SN out of sequence
83 S DA 52198 163 charliecron USA 52198 1983 16 4/18 
83 S DA 53399 163 charliecron USA 53399 1983 16 4/18 
83 S DA 72115 163 Shawn Jefferson USA 72115 1983 16 4/18 
83 S DA 75406 193 Guitarman USA 75406 1983 19 5/9 
83 S DA 77266 193 gcude USA 77266 1983 19 5/9 
83 S DA 028453 213 Karl USA 028453 1983 21 5/23 -- SN out of sequence

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BPA83S1200

83 S DA 000423 113

 

Guess that makes mine the oldest :cool:

 

The "3" on "113" is in blue pen

Edited by MGustafson

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The 1200XL was only officially on the market for a few months in 1983. From the FAQ:

 

"Winter/March: Atari shipped the 1200XL, suggested retail price US$899.

While the 400/800 were produced domestically, the 1200XL and all future Atari

8-bit computers were manufactured overseas."

 

The FAQ will be adjusted, since there were obviously some 1200XL's made in the USA!

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The 1200XL was only officially on the market for a few months in 1983. From the FAQ:

 

"Winter/March: Atari shipped the 1200XL, suggested retail price US$899.

While the 400/800 were produced domestically, the 1200XL and all future Atari

8-bit computers were manufactured overseas."

 

The FAQ will be adjusted, since there were obviously some 1200XL's made in the USA!

 

Hey Michael, welcome to the board! Is there anyway to get your latest version up at faqs.org, as that one is a few years out of date?

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Hey Michael, welcome to the board! Is there anyway to get your latest version up at faqs.org, as that one is a few years out of date?

 

Thanks. Believe me, I wish there was a way.

 

All I can do is encourage people to use other Usenet FAQ archives that still sync properly with news.answers.

 

Eventually the problem will go away when the faqs.org domain expires, I suppose.

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Grant dates by the FCC:

 

USA built:

 

https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports...c_id=BPA83S1200

 

Granted to a J. A. Cook at Atari. Application Dated: 08/31/1982, Date of Grant: 10/18/1982

Sent to C. L. Slease at Electro Service Corp

 

Taiwan Built:

 

https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/eas/GetEas731Repo...BPA72R1200'

 

Granted to J. A. Cook at Atari. Application Dated: 02/15/1983, Date of Grant: 03/29/1983

Sent to T. N. Cokenias at Electro Service Corp

 

I also found a BPA83A1200 -- Dunno where that was made. Application Dated: 07/01/1983, Date of Grant: 09/15/1983. This would seem to imply a 3rd manufacturing location. (BTW, 600XL has three IDs, 800XL has four)

 

If you go to the main page and just search for BPA as the first 3 characters of the FCC ID you can find 46 matches for things Atari got FCC IDs for from 82-84. http://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/GenericSearch.cfm You can also just search for Atari and find about 101 from 1980-2000

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Finally got around to checking mine:

 

72R DA 11169 203

72R DA 12974 203

83S DA 74756 203

 

What do you suppose the odds were that I'd have three with the last 3 numbers stamped on the label all the same (203)? One in a million by my calculations (of course I'm sure not all numbers were ever used).....guess I better buy a lottery ticket today!

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Thanks for the updates JR>. Come on everyone! I still need more numbers. I've actually started asking EBay sellers for their numbers. Sick, I know.

 

So far the numbers are showing around 100,000 total with some big assumptions.

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Because I'm curious, I decided to gather all my 1200XL parts and take a look at the serial numbers in a strange attempt to figure out the quantity made. If you got a 1200XL, how about posting the serial? Instead of "Where's George?" we can have "Where's Twelvie?"

 

Taiwan made, FCC BPA72R1200

72 R DA 02702 163

72 R DA 07009 183

72 R DA 25155 253

 

USA made, FCC BPA83S1200

83S DA 028453 213

 

Yes.. I was very surprised to note that there was USA made 1200XL

Made In U.S.A.

83S DA 77266 193

 

Have another in storage that I'll post origin and s/n for later.

From storage:

 

Made In U.S.A.

 

83S DA 011191 113

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Because I'm curious, I decided to gather all my 1200XL parts and take a look at the serial numbers in a strange attempt to figure out the quantity made. If you got a 1200XL, how about posting the serial? Instead of "Where's George?" we can have "Where's Twelvie?"

 

Taiwan made, FCC BPA72R1200

72 R DA 02702 163

72 R DA 07009 183

72 R DA 25155 253

 

USA made, FCC BPA83S1200

83S DA 028453 213

 

Yes.. I was very surprised to note that there was USA made 1200XL

 

OK, here's a few more:

83S DA 021899 153

83S DA 019879 033

83S DA 039405 183

 

-Larry

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OK, here's a few more:

83S DA 021899 153

83S DA 019879 033

83S DA 039405 183

 

-Larry

 

Larry, You sure about 83S DA 019879 033 ? 033???

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OK, here's a few more:

83S DA 021899 153

83S DA 019879 033

83S DA 039405 183

 

-Larry

 

Larry, You sure about 83S DA 019879 033 ? 033???

 

Hi Karl-

 

Yes, I just double-checked "033"

 

Do I win a prize? :)

 

-Larry

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