CD 154 - Type II, Mold L10
Features: Lettering is shallow and unusually small, with rounded edges, placed very close to the base. On front, there is no L logo; the C is larger than other letters. On reverse, O of NO. is larger; the A of U.S.A. is slanted to the right (see below); MADE IN is unusually small. Lettering is often worn to the point of being illegible. Mold number is die stamped with the 1 slightly lower than the 0; it is very weak on most pieces. On many pieces, there are blotches around the skirt and very worn lettering indicative of deterioration of the surface of the mold (see below).
Additional Information: There is a second CD 154 Lynchburg mold with this number (CD 154 Type III, Mold L10), a rare occurrence among Lynchburgs. It is uncertain whether III, L10 is a reworking of this mold to repair deterioration of the mold surface, a modification of another mold, or a new mold. In any case, CD 154 Type III, Mold L10 is a slightly different shape and seems to have replaced this mold, and so carries the same mold number.
Comparison of CD 154 Mold L10, Type II (left) and Type III (right)
Mold Number Location: on reverse above and between NO. and 44.
Arrows mark areas around the skirt where pieces of the mold surface have flaked off.
A piece with very worn lettering showing deterioration of the mold.