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#21 praxim

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 00:36

I think it was to his wife.


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 00:42

I have just bought a 6234 in machine worked bhr with a two tone No5 nib but mine has a single wide (4.5 mm) wide 9 carat (.375) gold band. The band is by Johnson & Matthey but I am unable to decipher the marks which are an M in a circle and what looks like a lion or leopard head, also in a circle.

 

Looking in Steve Hull's Conway book he has a picture on page 76 of an identical mark, which he says dates to 1936, except mine has an M instead of A. Any further information on the dating would be most welcome.

 

The other mark on the 'blind cap' is C8

 

I must have missed this query at the time. The characters A and M should be year codes. I believe M is 1946. I would have expected A to be 1934, though it was a while ago that I last looked at JM&co. The leopard (or whatever) head will be their mark.


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 23:29

PeterG, like this?

 

1936-2xxx.gif1947M.gif

 

I think this is silver rather than gold, but the M is the datemark and means 1947. The lion's face means London. (The sideways lion is just a silver mark for sterling). You can play with this site too . . . 

 

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