Old Bates Automatic Numbering Machines are sold for parts only, no new numbers can be added. New Bates Numbering Machines that are not part of the Bates Model Series (or Vintage Series — for example, Bates E or E-8) may not be sold. Bates Numbering Machines come in either black or blue plastic cases which include, along with Bates numbers, a paper label containing the part number. This is very important since the Bates Model Series does not appear to have a built-in serial number or reference number. The same goes for the Vintage Series. They are all stamped by hand, so when you order them, you will also get a paper label containing the Bates number. All Bates Numbering Machine parts are listed in the section Bates Numbering Machines Parts.