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CD V-700 Prototypes
Anton CD V-700 Model 5 Prototype
FCDA ITEM CD V-700 MODEL 5
SERIAL NO. 53
ANTON ELECTRONIC LABORATORIES INC.
U.S. HOFFMAN MACHINERY CORP.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Here are some close-ups of the various identification labels on the case. The case side label plate does have a check source underneath although it doesn't say that on the plate. The plate is simply glued in place even though it has rivet holes at the corners and there is also no serial number on it. Also note that the side plate says ANTON 700 but then at the bottom of the plate it says FCDA ITEM CDV-700. Is the 2-26-59 date the build date or the date it was submitted for approval? I don't know. There are two taped-on labels which are identical. One on the case top and one on the case bottom. I have no idea if the "43" on the side of the case has any significance.
Here's a photo of the inside of the instrument. It's a Universal Atomics battery frame and electronics. This raises a whole other set of questions. Did Anton buy the design from Universal Atomics and then change it to a their own Model 5? Are there any more Anton Model 5s out there with Universal Atomics Model 4 electronics? Again. Who Knows?
Anton CD V-700 Model 6(?) Or Larger Case Model 5 Prototype
The identifaction label on this instrument reads as follows...
OCDM ITEM CD V-700 MODEL 5
SERIAL NO. (BLANK)
ANTON ELECTRONIC LABS INC.
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
I have no idea what is going on with this one. It says on the case it's an Anton CD V-700 Model 5 but it's in the slightly larger Anton Model 6 case. The Anton CD V-700 Model 6 case is the same standard case size as all the other later model CD instruments. It's tagged and labeled with the taped on labels that say it's a prototype. The Anton CD V-700 Model 5's that I have seen are all slightly smaller cases which are similar in size to the CD V-700 Models 1 through 4. I think that this is either a prototype for the Anton Model 6 or a larger case Anton Model 5. If it is a prototype for the Anton Model 6 I can't figure out why it's not marked as a "Model 6" instead of "Model 5" on the case. I don't know. The case size is what's throwing me on it. The most interesting thing about this instrument to me is that there is no serial number on it and there is no evidence of one ever being on it. Inside it appears to be identical to the smaller case Anton CD V-700 Model 5.
In other words I have no idea what this thing is. Here are some photos. What do you think? I could ramble on with nonsensical speculation all day long so I'll stop.
Here are the various identifications on the case. There is no serial number on the main identification label. There are two taped on prototype date labels. There is one taped-on label on the case top and one on the case bottom. The dates are almost exactly a year later to the day from the taped-on labels on the Anton Model 5 prototype at the top of the page. This instrument has two tags tied to the case strap loop. One reads "PRODUCTION PROTOTYPE TO BE KEPT" and the other tag reads "ANTON ELECTRONIC LAB, FN-2W -24907(2)A-2-23-60, FEB 23 1960."