Originally Posted by Mrs_Often
How do you put these two together?
Well, one of my thoughts is that syber's anomalous machine may have a different letter than the others. If it does, we can then tentatively suggest that letter corresponds to a Japanese manufactured machine due to the circumstances. If it doesn't, then that letter can be tentatively suggested to be either Japan or Canada. We then have a (tentative) starting point to work out the others based on where they were bought (without taking anything away from murg's point about point-of-manufacture and point-of-sale maybe having nothing to do with each other, but there may be a pattern).
Or am I talking utter