Not only experience, but a combination of what you told us. Many, many people when they install a new furnace have it inspected annually. Then, as the furnace guy continues to charge $100 and continues to find nothing wrong, they quit having it inspected annually. So I went with 1971 with the owners ceasing to have it inspected after 1973.
Now if you had told me originally that it was an octopus furnace… Totally different story. Couple that with telling me that the house was built in 1941 and now I’m going with a 1941 build date. Definitely the original furnace.
However, I don’t have a Chrysler Airtemp that far back in my database. The earliest I have is 1964, so this is exciting, indeed, for me and my database. THANKS!