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Office Antiques1143 of 1567Lötz inkwell Phänomen Gre. 358 , Franz Hofstötter, ca. 1900URANIUM JOBLING/JADE INK STAND
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Posted 5 years ago


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This name plate was made in 1965 aboard the USS Forrestal, the brass plate (needs polished) was salvaged from a watertight door that needed repair and the wood parts were all made from raw wood in our carpenter shop.
The engraving was done by a guy in the machine shop named David Thomas, he used a gun that he modified to fit his needs, much like a vibro etcher but much stronger.


  1. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 5 years ago
    Thanks BELLIN68
  2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for sharing Pop!

    The engraving style is great. I bet that some of the techniques were passed on from the sailors of earlier years. USN shipboard shops are known to have created some spectacular trench art!


  3. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
    What a great piece to have kept Pops ! I would cherish it . Thanks for sharing it :-)
  4. trgrubaugh trgrubaugh, 5 years ago
    wow that is a great piece. The Forrestal almost sunk in a massive fire after a weapons malfunction in 1967.

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