Hi Alan, yes it seems that all the weights made by Caithness for Edinburgh Crystal, 1986 & 1987 were required to have an "E" in the setup. But that doesn't go for other years which I understand were only up to 1990?, and other places they were imported from.
Had a Ed weight a while ago but haven't got it now, except for a photo of course. Mind you its still in the shop were I sold it,saw it today.
The Murano Ed Crystal you put on is nowhere near as good as the Caithness version is it. SAD.
Getting back to the original weight in question, for a Murano weight its very fine,as Stew said like fine lace. By the way has anybody seen the six pointed star in the diamond shaped cane before?? Photo of my old Caith/ Ed Crystal uploaded. The weight is made 1986 not 1976 as my photo says. The "E" is in the centre cane.