03-10-2015 08:23 PM
it looks fine,no red flag.
Yes, I think it's good as well.........
Nice one Doug ! Sounds like you got it at a good price .
I agree it's a good 'small 4' in steel, but whether the finish is original is a moot point. I'm used to seeing these with at least a little rust poking through even intact finishes and this one looks almost too good, but who knows? Maybe an acetone test may help to decide?
'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.
Thank you all for the positive responses.
I did the old nail varnish remover rub and did get some debris off but the paint is intact underneath Ned so perhaps it is just a good looking badge but what I do see is there is corrosion showing under the paint that hasn't bust through the surface yet. Careful stowage may preserve it.
All the best