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Does anyone have an idea why there is no date code and how old is this pipe? There was a brief period when Ashtons destined for the US market did not have date codes.
David Field (formerly the US importer) asked Bill Taylor to stop stamping the code since some retailers complained that potential customers would shy away from pipes that carried a code from several years earlier.
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