The "authoritative opinion" you seek has already been given in the previous posts if you care to re read them. I will add though that the clearly hollow hinge bracket is bogus and the lack of visible shear marks and burr on the edge of both the clasp AND pin show that this in it's entirety is a cast piece and not pressed out. You can reliably take that to the bank as your feedback that is so important to your good self.
'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.
05-26-2015 11:32 AM
I am very grateful to all of you though I won't hide it is very afflicted. Thanks