This week's sole contribution comes from Winston Zack:
I would like to know if anyone here has worked [extensively] with a castaing machine, and/or has compared the edge lettering of the same variety of CBHs and noticed differences in letter alignment - specifically the spacing between OR and HALF.
Specifically, I would like to know how consistently edge lettering was applied to CBHs. And whether there was often/sometimes gaps between the two halves of the edge dies.
These questions arise because as I'm studying the edges of counterfeit CBHs of the same variety I'm noticing definite differences in spacing between the two halves of the edge dies, and I want to know if these differences relate to the counterfeiters presumably more crude castaing equipment or if this is just the natural results of castaing equipment in general.
Feel free to email me separately (stoneman101(at)gmail.com) and/or reply here.