Tally marks?

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paulh
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Tally marks?

Postby paulh » Thu May 23, 2019 10:34 am

I am pretty certain that this caddy spoon started life as a teaspoon., but I am puzzled by the marks. There appear to be what look like a series of Indian tally marks after the maker’s mark of “J L”, but I cannot find any Indian colonial maker wiih those initials. Am I barking up the wrong tree?

Paul.

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Re: Tally marks?

Postby dognose » Thu May 23, 2019 12:51 pm

Hi Paul,

Scottish tinker's marks could be a possibility. Maybe 'JL' (James Leslie of Elgin looks a match) was the original maker and years later, a travelling tinker made some broken pieces into something useful?

Just guessing.

Trev.

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Re: Tally marks?

Postby paulh » Fri May 24, 2019 9:48 am

Hello Trev. That sounds plausible. In the absence of any other ideas I will go with that. If it wasn't for the other marks James Leslie was very much in the running. I will put it int my oddities and anomalies file.

Thank,

Paul.


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