Triplex glass dating
For example 1956 A dot below the N indicates the glass was made in the 7th year of the decade.
For example 1957 A dot below the E indicates the glass was made in the 8th year of the decade.
From the dot over the "T", we know the glass was manufactured in the first quarter of the year (Jan-Mar).
From the dot below the "U", we know the glass was manufactured in 1963.
Of course, this method reveals the date of manufacture of the glass itself, not the car or hardtop it is fitted to, but the glass probably didn't sit around very long in the factory before being fitted.
Triplex Safety Glass is now owned by Pilkington, which uses a similar method of dating using dots under letters, but is not described here.
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