Another Old Timer for the Sandpiper Museum.
One of my passions is hunting out Patent and Pre Republic hidden treasure on E-bay. It gives me great pleasure to spot one with potential,then battle to win it and then closely exam it when it arrives, to see if it is treasure trove.
I recently bid and won this one for the princely sum of $67.The sellers description was very brief and basic. Other than an indication that it was an old Pete from around 1920.
It duly arrived and I had an opportunity to exam it in detail. I can now confirm that the hallmarks do indeed date it to 1920,it is a model/shape 8b,2nd grade.
Following a good spiff and clean up, it is in my opinion now a little cracker. It can be seen in the following photo.