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Illustrated History of Connecticut License Plates
Joe Wasielewski - ALPCA Member 6996
All-Terrain
Ambulance
Amateur Radio
Apportioned
Boat Ramp
Bus
Camp Trailer to 1957
Camp Trailer 1958-
Camper
Classic Vehicle
Combination 1
Combination 2
Commercial to 1957
Commercial 1958-
Common
Construction
Dealer Motorcycle
Dealer New to 1969
Dealer New 1970-1989
Dealer New 1990-
Dealer Spec. Equip.
Dealer Used to 1969
Dealer Used 1970-1989
Dealer Used 1990-
Dismantler
Early American
Error Plates
Exp. Test
Factory
Farm
Fire Apparatus
Fish
Foreign Consul
Gasoline
Handicapped
Hearse
High Mileage Veh.
Interstate
Junk
Livery
Marine Trailer
M.F.G.
Military
Miscellaneous/Local
Motorcycle
Municipal
M.V. Dept
Parade
Permits
Political - State
Political - US
POW
Prototype
PUC
Repair to 1969
Repair 1970-
Sample
School Bus
Service Bus
Snowmobile
Special Equipment
Sphinx
State
Student Transport
Taxi
Temp. Metal Plates
Temp. Non-Passenger
Temp. Pass.
Temp. Reg. Certificate
Toll
Trailer
Trans.
Vanpool
Veteran
Volunteer Firefighter
Wrecker
Factory
A testament to Connecticut's industrial past; these plates are used on vehicles which are largely confined to operation within large industrial mills and manufacturing complexes, with limited on-highway use.

The fee for these plates is based on the distance of public road traveled - measured in increments of 200 feet.

This type started in the mid-1920s, with a "FAC" legend slanted downwards on the right side of the plate after the serial number. The type progressed through the years on various bases; in the 1950s the plates were 6x9, black on silver or aluminum, with "FAC" stacked vertically after the serial number. Eventually the plates were made in the red on white seen below, and have remained of the same basic design as Commercial plates.

When Factory plates were reissued on the new base plate in 2000, a number of the "F" types (Factory, Farm, Fire Apparatus) were made with blue numbers instead of red. Presently, this type appears on the "Blue fade" base with red numbers, and "Factory" screened below the lower bolt holes.

Reference: Chapter 246
Sec. 14-49 (l); 13a-117.


1979 2001
1979 2001
The red numbers are faded, but this is a tough type to find.
   
map  blue
ca. 1990s  ca. 2000
One of the aforementioned blue-numbered plates.
 
   
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