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Pressing Plant Codes for LPs:

Denon Digital Industries
DCA (3)

PR = Presswell Records Mfg. Co., Ancora, NJ (they handled most of Atlantic's LP's during much of this period)
LY = Shelley Products
SP = Specialty Records Corporation
MO = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
PL = Plastic Products
RI = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
AR = Allied Record Company
CT or CTH = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
CP = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
CS or CSM = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria; very infrequently)
BW = Bestway Products Inc.
SO = Sonic Recording Products, Inc. Holbrook, NY
MG or MGS = MGM Record Mfg. Division, Bloomfield, NJ

LP label example (Led Zeppelin I)
ST-A-681461-MO

ST = stereo
A = Atlantic Records label
68 = last two digits of the year Atlantic first received source (tape) and started working on mastering
1461 = tape master number (for side one in this example)
MO = Monarch Records pressing plant

A&M
B = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.
C = Monarch Record Mfg. Co. (through 1984) or Electrosound Los Angeles (1985–1986)
R = RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis
W = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Carrollton, GA
X = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
Y = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
Z = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria

Pressing Plant Numbers:
56 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
73 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
25 = Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
70 = RCA, Indianapolis, IN
72 = PRC Recording Company, Richmond, IN
26 = PRC Recording Company, Compton, CA
16 = Sonic Recording Products/Goldisc
18 = Presswell
19 = Bestway Products Inc.
22 = Allied
24 = Monarch Record Mfg. Co.
30 = Plastic Products
49 = Specialty Records Corporation
53 = Keel Mfg. Corp.. (prior to '79); Hauppauge Record Manufacturing Ltd. ('79 and later)
54 = Shelley Products
76 = Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp.
74 = Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.

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London Records label matrix suffix:
AL - Allentown Record Co.
P - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman
TH - Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
SM -Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
SH - Shelley Products, Ltd., Huntington Station, NY
BW - Bestway Products, Inc., Mountainside, NJ
GL - Decca/MCA, Gloversville, NY
K - Decca/MCA, Pinckneyville, IL
PH - PRC (formerly Philips) Recording Corp., Richmond, IN
W - H.V. Waddell Co.

F/W Ѽ - Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs
◈-P-◈ = MCA Pressing Plant, Pinckneyville
回-G-回 = MCA Pressing Plant, Gloversville
-------◁ Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Winchester
Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles

RCA Victor 20-2378

GC, ℊc, ☆ or ⊗ (Baseball looking symbol) next to Sterling = Greg Calbi

SRC CD generations

RCA Victor Master Serial Number Codes - 1942-1980's

Jacksonville pressings, between c.1968 and 1969-70, a large "O" was hand-etched in the deadwax, rather than a machine-stamped "0". The main key is that on LP's, the pressing ring diameter was 1.5", while on 45's there were the 360 interlocking serrations and small 3.3125" diameter center labels.
http://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/386878?page=24#3836309

Winchester (-WW#) had 1.390625" diameter, in the way it was shaped it was borderline deep groove.
- Jacksonville (-JW#) had 1.5" diameter.
- Los Angeles (-LW#) had 1.5625" diameter.

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