Before proceeding to a discussion of supply
publications and documents, it is necessary to ex-
plain National Stock Numbers (NSNs). An NSN
is a 13-digit stock number assigned by the Defense
Logistics Services Center (DLSC), Battle Creek,
Michigan, to identify an item of material in the
supply distribution system of the United States.
The NSN consists of a four-digit Federal
Supply Classification (FSC) number and a
nine-digit National Item Identification Number
(NIIN). The FSC number consists of a two-digit
FSC group followed by a two-digit FSC class.
Figure 4-11 shows a listing of FSC groups and
figure 4-12 shows the specific FSC class numbers
in Group 99. The NIIN consists of a two-digit
National Codification Bureau (NCB) code
number and seven digits which uniquely
identify each NSN item in the Federal Sup-
ply Distribution System. A candlelighter
Signs, Advertising Displays, and Identification Plates
Includes Electric Signs; Sign Boards; Display Stands; Mannequins and other display
forms; Printed Signs; General Purpose Identification Tags and Blanks, Nonpersonal;
Plates and, Tags for specific applications.
Includes Jewelers Findings; Precious Stones, Cut; Costume Jewelery; Natural Gems
and Ornamental Stones, Cut.
Excludes Watches; Clocks; Tableware; Scientific Instruments; Toilet Articles; Smokers
Includes Stamps; Rare Books; Works of Art; Coins; Antiques.
Smokers Articles and Matches
Includes Cigarette Lighters; Lighter Fluid; Pipe Reamers; Ashtrays; Tobacco Humidors;
Packaged Cigarette Paper.
Excludes ash receivers and lighters specifically designed for installation in or on
Ecclesiastical Equipment, Furnishings and Supplies
Includes Vestments; Altars; Communion Sets; Ecclesiastical Candelabra; Chalices;
Patens; Altar Cloths; Ecclesiastical Statuary; Sacramental Wine.
Memorials; Cemeterial and Mortuary Equipment and Supplies
Includes Grave Markers; Burial Vaults; Burial Urns; Caskets; Burial Boxes; Morti-
cians Supplies; Monuments; Casket Shipping Cases.
Excludes Hearses; Mortuary Refrigerators.
Includes only those items which cannot conceivably be classified in any existing classes.
Figure 4-12.FSC class numbers in Group 99.