roller24 wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 29, 2021 11:30 pm
I saw the first line of your post and thought Prawn hijacked your account. Glad I got something right this week.
Wouldn't that have been an honor, to have Prawn controlling my posts?!?!
So, instead of what I had to get done, I decided to venture even farther down that Rabbit Hole - based on your narrowing my path of information, and your expanding my data set!!!
Actually, my jammed thumb is preventing much of any use of it, still I 1/2 way jammed it again and it let me know it's not having any part in my plans!
I contacted that seller on that site.
I messaged them:
"Dear Xxx Xxxxx,
My name is Xxxxxxxxxxx. Pleasure to make your virtual acquaintance.
I hope I'm not intruding with a non-purchase query, but I have to try.
I've had this item many, many years. I've searched for any reference to it or anything similar to it for as many years.
Just today someone linked your URL after they'd seen some of the pictures of this item.
The Hallmarks on yours are identical to the (Maker Marks) to mine.
I'm assuming identical marking would indicate identical maker, correct?
The face of the one I have has a "University of Southern Cal - Founded 1880" medallion affixed to it.
Any information you may possibly impart to me regards this item would be of great interest.
Or any suggestions on where I could better find its information would equally be appreciated. IF you could possibly point me in the right direction. I don't want to take up too much of your time.
I have several pictures of it at the ready IF you were keen to see them? I even went as far as taking pictures of the back with a Wireless Microscope recently. Those last characters in that stamping are indecipherable, save what looks to be a "8" or a "B". The symbols are clearly identical in these images.
Again, I hope I'm not intruding.
Thank you for your time and consideration regards this matter.
A melodious evening to you!
I also sent a truncated, more applicable version of the above to USC"s "Library" page. Shot in the dark there. I looked at several of their pages, they didn't really have any easily observable means of contact...unless a student, staff, faculty or alumni...non of which I presently am
We'll see what if anything returns of them.
You NAILED IT, man!
THANK YOU, again, so very, very much, brother Roller24!!!
Thanks for that, too!
Good to have him back!
Also, I really like the Great Page Reduction Act of 2021 executed in the Emoji's window! Nice!