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CD 106 - Type I, Mold G4

106 I, G4f
106 I, G4r
Color: Lt. Aqua *
Base Type: CDP:w

* 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).

Lettering Images:

gayner mark
Arrow indicates vertical mark on original Gayner mold (the word GAYNER is barely visible on this piece)

L mark
Arrow indicates the same vertical mark on Lynchburg mold to left of L logo.

mold number
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.