Here are a couple of photos of my new acquisition!
I don’t think they’re anything “exotic”, I just didn’t have a source for Norwegian markings.If you post clear photos of the markings in question, you will get help and explanations.
Thank you. The final inspection mark is being referred to as a swastika because that’s what it is. It has no connection to the Nazi usurpation of the symbol in the 1930’s - but the swastika (or hooked cross in many cultures) is an enduring symbol. It’s a shame that one group was able to spoil its meaning.The top photo that is being misidentified as a " swastika" is inspector Hakon Finne's final inspection mark. The second and third pictures show the crown over " F" which are his proof marks after pressure testing.
'Norsk' - Do the numerals in Hakon Finne's 'final inspection mark' indicate a date?
What is the Norwegian name for the 'geometric twisted-cross symbol' contained in Hakon Finne's inspection mark?
(That symbol when used in the artwork of India and in Native American pottery and beadwork is commonly called a "swastika".
This 'good symbol' greatly predates the unfortunate modification, adoption, and perversion by German National Socialists - Nazis).
Before WW2 (1920s and 1930s), 'Swastikas' was a relatively common name for Canadian (Girl and Boy) Youth Hockey Teams.
British Author, Rudyard Kipling, used the 'good luck' (swastika) symbol in a monogram on the title-pages of his published works.
It is important that people realize that often this historic symbol has nothing to do with Nazis.