A builder's plate is usually a metal plate that is attached to railway locomotives and rolling stock, bogies, construction equipment, trucks, automobiles, large household appliances, bridges, ships and more. It gives such information as the name of the manufacturer, the place and country of manufacture, the model number, the serial number, as well as the date of manufacture or date of fabrication of the item or unit.

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  • Thompson, Keith (May 1, 2006). "Builder's plates: A locomotive's birth certificate". Kalmbach Publishing. Retrieved February 8, 2008.