Montgomery Ward water heater

How about an age on a Montgomery Ward water heater.
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Is Montgomery Ward still around. Havent they been dead for at least 15 years?

I would agree with 1988. 18 years old. Time to retire the unit.

I would go with 1981

First four digits are what you need for Ward, so August 1981.

Montgomery Ward quit manufacturing water heaters in 1982.