08-21-2014 05:15 AM
I'll probably be beaten into submission but I like it.
" When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "
I like it also, hope Big Ned does not scold us.
No problem here Grasshoppers, a genuine hollow zinc badge by Wilhelm Deumer that's lost practically all of it's finish. It's worth noting the unique catch with the irregular width of the shank and the top of the catchplate removed for a better fit. This sign is surefire trait of a badge being made by Deumer.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.
As Ned says, it's a good Deumer. I wonder if they re-cycled the off cuts of the catch plate? These were fairly early, so perhaps they thought there was no need. Stewy