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Age of my a-200 mixer

Just wondering how old the mixer is... serial # 1051172 spec 3943
I bought it and looks like it needs a little love, but everything does work...Thanks

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I have the spec 3943 manual in pdf. It was printed Dec. 1953. I'm looking for the spec 3225 manual.

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If it has a spec.# instead of a ml.#it would have to be at least 25-30 yrs. old

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