BENNETT PAT. PEND. C-31 stamped on the locking slide on the back of your bolo…yes?
f so, that refers to a person who designed and manufactured the first locking bolo slide clip about the mid 1950s and the slides carried this stamp
BENNETT PAT. PEND. C-31
Although the above indicates that a patent had been applied for, there is no patent registered according to anything I have read.
In the mid 1960s the C-31 disappeared and the stamp was simply
BENNET PAT. PEND.
It’s a Zuni style flush-inlay Thunderbird in the manner of Lee Edaakie’s work. It may or may not be Zuni and handmade. Is it sterling?
This Fred Harvey-ish Tbird is not something I’ve ever seen by Edaakie, for what that’s worth.
Yes I think it is sterling, thank you very much