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Old 02-28-2016, 05:17 PM
JKM1942 JKM1942 is offline
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Default Antique engraving question

I have a Merwin-Hulbert pocket revolver that has the following inscription engraved on the its curved backstrap: "To J. J. Hill Scenic 1893 From SPD". The engraving is in cursive style. I believe this was engraved using a machine because repeated letters are identical and the engraving is the same width and depth over its entirety. The engraving font size is very close to the above quote.

My question is: Did the technology exist in 1893 to machine engrave cursive text over a curved cast steel surface ?

FYI James J. Hill founded the Great Northern Railroad. Scenic Washington was the site of driving of the last spike in 1893, thus completing the trans-continental railroad.

Thanks - John
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