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Offline bat20

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IOW magnum?
« on: June 16, 2024, 11:30:03 AM »
Hi ,Iím just wondering if the sig on the bottom of this weight looks correct and a possible date  ?many thanks .

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Re: IOW magnum?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2024, 04:39:50 PM »
What I can see of the signature looks fine, quite a lot of these pedestal weights were signed compared to other items. They were only made in the first year so just 1973 really, weights had the flame mark from 1974 until approximately 1980, after that bases tend to be ground flat.

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Re: IOW magnum?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2024, 05:09:28 PM »
Thanks John great info , it was just that some seem to have a thicker line ?

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Re: IOW magnum?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2024, 05:38:17 PM »
I second all John has said, and the matter of the engraved line thickness really depends on the tool used.
Michael Harris was a very accomplished engraver before he took up with hot glass seriously, he was able to use a diamond point pen effectively, or whatever tool they happened to have available at the time.
Earlier on, they hadn't got around to introducing standardised finishes or having everything identifiable from catalogues in neat little spreadsheets.

The coach-bolt pontil scar finish literally appeared because there just happened to be a coach bolt lying around handy at the time.
Cheers, Sue M. (she/her)

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Re: IOW magnum?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2024, 07:58:19 AM »
Interesting stuff , thanks Sue

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