CD 106 - Type I, Mold G4
* photo shows staining on this piece
Features: Lettering is generally shallow and weak with rounded edges. On many pieces, the upper part of LYNCHBURG is indistinct. On the front, there are a series of circular blot-outs beneath LYNCHBURG. There is a small vertical mark that looks like a 1 to the left of the L logo (see below). This is a tool mark scratch or a defect in the mold that was a feature of the original Gayner mold (see below). On reverse, S has a long bottom curve; there is a circular blot-out beneath 1. This mold was retooled, CD 106, I Mold G4.1.
Additional Information: Before retooling, this mold was also produced with a Type II crown top, CD 106 II Mold G4, one of the few proven examples of a Lynchburg mold's bottom thirds being used with more than one crown mold (see comparison below).
Mold Number Location: On reverse beneath the upper part of D (see below).
Arrow indicates vertical mark on original Gayner mold (the word GAYNER is barely visible on this piece)
Arrow indicates the same vertical mark on Lynchburg mold to left of L logo.
Detail of mold number beneath D of MADE.
Comparison of the three versions of CD 106 Mold 4, showing the use of different crown tops on the same mold: Left: Type I with original lettering and Gayner-style "hat" crown; Center: Type II with original lettering and later modified rounded crown;Right: Type I with retooled lettering but with original Gayner-style "hat" crown.