CD 164 - Mold 11
Features: Lettering is even but shallow, with rounded edges. On front, LYNCHBURG is smaller than on other molds; the L logo is below the name, the only such arrangement on Lynchburg CD 164s; the logo is slightly off center to the right. There is a second very small mold number to the right and even with the bottom of the L logo. There are a series of barely visible circular blot outs beneath LYNCHBURG. On reverse, the bottom curve of S is much smaller than top; there is no period after NO (the No Name CD 164 also does not have a period following NO; see below). There is a dot instead of a dash following 38; there are two barely discernable blot-outs beneath MADE and U.S. This mold was retooled to enlarge front mold number, CD 164, Mold 11.1.
Mold Number Location: On reverse centered below NO. A second mold number is located on the front to the right and even with the bottom of the L logo.
Further Information: By comparing the reverse lettering, it is likely that the Lynchburg versions of CD 164 Mold 11 and Mold 11.1 were retooled from the No Name version of CD 164. Whether the No Name CD 164 Mold 11 originally carried the Gayner name that was subsequently blotted out by Lynchburg and then produced as a No Name before LYNCHBURG was added, or if the No Name version was produced by Gayner as a No Name before being acquired by Lynchburg is unknown. See Gayner Insulators at Lynchburg?
Example of Lynchburg CD 164 Mold 11 with Smooth Base
(Photo courtesy Tim Baggett)
Detail of No Name CD 164 Mold 11 showing lack of period following NO. It Is
likely that the Lynchbburg CD 164 Mold 11 was retooled from this mold (see comments above).