10-14-2016 08:59 PM
Hello All....Back again.
I am still struggling to find the time to get down and do some serious research on the mothers cross but I was lucky to recently get a hoard of crosses direct from the family.
They are all unfinished examples but have been produced up to the stage of having the central disc applied.
I am led to believe that they originated in a factory in the Sudetenland.....No further info. At least it proves to me that there were crosses produced that didn't have any locating lugs behind the disc.
I was in contact with the Karl Loy factory who scoured their stockrooms for me and came up with this little treasure.
A roll of unused original ribbon that was supplied for the later Mothers crosses.
One thing that struck me is the thread count.
I was sure I had it sussed but this one has a variant to the norm in that it has 14 threads in the middle blue section whilst the two edges only have two strands rather than the normal 3.
It is made from Rayon.
If anyone has any later Deschler crosses I would appreciate it if you could check your ribbon for me and see if it is a match.
Informative thread to say the least.. I have three coming this week, I will post if I have time or in the near future G
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