It's a textbook late Orth piece with a silver washed finish still clinging on. Although this design is very common, being used by several makers including Souval, Weidmann and others, the Orth marked badge is relatively uncommon. They come with both raised and incuse makers marks, the incuse type being far rarer. Can't say which this one is with the pic's supplied, but guessing by the subdued finish more likely the former.
Last edited by big ned; 02-02-2015 at 01:24 PM.
'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.
I agree with Ned.