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    Posted 5 years ago

    flyingDutc…
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    Hi,
    I've just acquired a great 37mm gouge of sweep about #3. It isn't marked as #3 and the brand is indistinct. I have taken some close up of the name stamping but still can't read it. I wonder if anyone knows what brand it is?

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    1. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      Almost looks like John Smith.

      T A
    2. flyingDutchman, 5 years ago
      When I first read the above response some weeks ago I thought TubeAmp was joking! The other day I looked at the punched text upside down and John Smith is a good fit! The problems is, I have never heard of John Smith as a brand; is it a brand?
      Regards
    3. rockbat, 5 years ago
      I have seen backward stamps on coinsilver before.
    4. flyingDutchman, 5 years ago
      I have found out that John Smith (died 1885) was a saw maker in Sheffield. He was part of the Wheatman & Smith company. They may have made gouges but their advertising material doesn't suggest that. Another problem is Smith is a common name.
      Other ideas would be appreciated.
    5. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      I wasn't joking. The other word could be England. Need better photos to see.

      T A
    6. flyingDutchman, 5 years ago
      TA please accept my apologies for doubting your sincerity. Your idea about the word England is also quite feasible in that the word would fit into the space. It may have been that when "England" (hypothetically) was stamped , the worker hit the punch twice resulting in impressions at both ends instead of a complete word.
      Having said that I'll try and take a better photo.
    7. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      Sometimes if you press Silly Putty into marks you can resolve the letters with a little more clarity, albeit in reverse of course.

      T A

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