Sunday, December 12, 2010
Owner's Mark Stamp
In a previous post, I shared some thoughts and observations on plane owner's marks and I ended up wondering how to make my own metal owner's mark stamp. Well, it's been over a year, I still don't know how to go about it, but I have finally gotten my hands on an original to aid in my quest.
It was made for one "C. B. STILWELL" by "JACOBS & CO 74 WASHN.ST BOSTON".
Here's a photo of the stamp and the mark it makes:
I am hoping that by closely examining the stamp, I can figure out how it was made. It seems clear to me that files were used - very tiny files, for the exterior of each letter. But I haven't yet sussed out how the interior sections were shaped.
Here's a closer shot of the business end:
I know I could pay someone to make one for me, but that just isn't my style. I might get there one day if I can't figure this out...