I have a county stabilizer that I bought used, I can't remember what year it is and the number on it is 02101404. Does anybody know what year it was made? I'm thinking about selling it and I thought I should know what year it was made!
I'm saying 2002. The first two digits are the year made, IIRC. But you can call County in MD for an authoritative answer.
And the "vertical" number in larger font printed near but separately is the number of the saddler who actually made it.
The armchair saddler
I think that would be October 2002 -- I have a Stabilizer that starts with 0802xxxx and it was made in February 2008.