Examples of handling marks, irregular impressions, sometimes finger shaped, left by gloves or tongs, the result of handling a piece before the glass was fully set. This usually occurred after a piece was removed from the insulator press and was being arranged on trays to enter the annealing lehr. These are uncommon in Lynchburgs, but usually detract from a piece.
Tong marks on a CD 154
Tong marks on a CD 106.
Closeup of tong marks on CD 106.
Another example of tong marks on a CD106
Tong marks on CD 252 that marred lettering (discoloration is paint remnant).
Note that the drip points are also flattened.