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Old January 12, 2018, 17:37   #1
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Weird marking

I pulled this out of an Indian gas block the other day and noticed a weird symbol I hadn't seen before on the gas plug. I thought maybe it was a scratch at first, but then realized that it was too stylized to be a scratch and it's over top of the black paint. To me the symbol looks like an S with a dot at both ends. On the top it has an F symbol which I thought was Fazakerley, but there is no Broad arrow proof. There's also a 31 proof that is strange to me. Does anybody know who made this and what the proofs are?


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Old January 12, 2018, 19:03   #2
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I've got several F marked gas regulators that looked too rough even for Fazakerley. And India used the broad arrow too. But my Indian plugs use the FAL style washer on the rivet end of the button (can't see in your pic). A Fazakerley would have the end flared with no washer.
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Old January 12, 2018, 19:03   #3
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Well I have a gas plug in my Brit pile marked F 31 so I think you're right about it being Fazakerley. As for the swiggle, I would guess Bengali.
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Nothing in the Bengali alphabet looks like that. Closest is an "8" which is a 4
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I think this means "it could be Malaysian", (but I could be wrong).
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I'd believe the aliens theory, but only if it was ancient aliens.
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