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CD 164 - Mold 13.1

CD 164 Mold 13.1 front
CD 164 Mold 13.1 reverse
Color: Green
Base Type: CDP:w *

*reverse has base damage

Features: Retooling of CD 164 Mold 13 to strengthen lettering. Lettering is generally even, strong, with both rounded and triangular edges. On reverse, S slants to the right. NO. 38, which was retained unchanged from the Gayner mold (see below), is smaller than normal, about 6mm rather than the usual 9mm; there is no dash after 38. The mold number is placed differently than other molds, below 38 rather than below NO. There is a faint raised line that encircles the skirt just below LYNCHBURG on the front and U.S.A. on the reverse (see detail below; for a more pronounced version of this line, see CD 164, Mold 14; also Mold 8 and Mold 8.1). Several unique features of this mold are shared with Mold 14, both of which retained these features from the original Gayner molds (see below).

Further Information: The lines around the skirt and shallow "slug plate" on Lynchburg CD 164 Molds 13 and 14 were features of the original Gayner molds from which these were retooled (see comparison below). It is possible that these two molds had already been reused and modified by Gayner from another company's molds. However, there is no evidence at this time to prove that or to determine what the original molds were.

Mold Number Location: On reverse centered below 38.

Lettering Images:

Cd 164 Mold 13.1 reverse lettering
Arrows mark the line that encircles the skirt.

Gayner CD 164 Mold 13 reverseCD 164 Mold 13.1
Comparison of CD 164 Gayner Mold 13 (left) and Lynchburg Mold 13.1 (right)

Gayner CD 164 Mold 13 reverse lettering CD 164 Mold 13.1 reverse lettering
Detail comparison of Gayner Mold 13 (left) Lynchburg Mold 13 (right).
The line that encircles the skirt is visible on both pieces.