Help with water heater age

Super Stor, oil fired water heater.

AKA… Heat transfer product
S/n L08B6423


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Found it.
Super Stor is MFG. by Heat Transfer Products.

S/n L08B6423

L = December
08= 8th day of the month
B = 1995

Why the hell can’t they just print the date simply as for example 080808 (year 08-2008/month 08-August/day 08; August 8,2008)? Should be standardized in industry.