So I`ve tried. I see some differences, but I dont get a plan or a clear trend. Maybe you can help. I added fotos of random vintage can openers, all between 51 and 57, with US PAT PEND stamps and some with +PAT stamps. So can you match the stamps with the can openers? Lets try
Whow, you`re great! Don`t really know how you make it...I have to search the 235U, because I just took some random knives.
"If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. "No words "Victorinox" , "Elinox" or even "Swiss" in this stamp... What do you think? (Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)
Interesting....do you think it is the stamp "R1" in ulli's stamp chart on the first page of this thread? (Image removed from quote.)
Yes, I think it is this stamp but all these knives I've seen were from 1970s . Here's in last Ulli's chart version(Image removed from quote.)
c. ‘51 pre +PAT 136faU ??Too expensive for me, but thinking it might be proof of sorts that Phillips and Scaler may have been introduced before the official ‘51 and ‘52 dates. AS2/VSS2 (VaSS) blank/no stamp CO, older style shield, anodized liners and the ‘51+ 2.5mm pins showing.
You are right, we discussed it in Vintage group. Let's go there (Image removed from quote.)
Is this a new one? Variation of vsm1 (475/10 instead of 473/10). What do the numbers mean anyways?It's a floral knife.
I’ve been looking for this stamp and can’t find any info. I’m conserved about the lowercase letters. Was there a version with lowercase?