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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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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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Simon Spector

Where can I get a copy of Steve Hull’s book? Also I have picked up a De la rue onoto the pen which has No 56 on the plunger knob - can anyone give me a year or more details about this

Thanks 

simon

 

 

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7 hours ago, Simon Spector said:

Where can I get a copy of Steve Hull’s book? Also I have picked up a De la rue onoto the pen which has No 56 on the plunger knob - can anyone give me a year or more details about this

Thanks 

simon

 

 

@Simon Spector On Onoto's website https://onoto.com/product/the-onoto-book/ The books were sold out directly on Steve's website https://www.englishpenbooks.co.uk/home/onoto-the-pen/

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serendipitous timing - just received a copy of the onoto book - please post a picture, will see if i can find the pen in it.  got it from the onoto website above.  if you are into repair - consider the onoto pen repair book - very useful

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