Is TW the only plant to have the name at 6 o’clock (not at 12 o’clock)? Why them?
Just like the cowboy that took all his clothes off & jumped into the cactus bush, & when asked why he did it, he answered “it seemed like a good idea at the time” (a Steve McQueen movie)
Sorry no real answer.
According to Chris Punnett’s 30-06 book Twin Cities Ordance plant was the only TW and T W head-stamp producer with TW or T W at 12:00 o’clock and 6:00 o’clock and one at 7 o’clock in relation to a 4 at 12:00 O’clock (like yours above). they also made a AN 5 40 head stamp.
Actually, in the “4 T W” headstamp, it is the “4” that is off center in relation to the T W" and not the reverse. It results from the removal of a “3” from a (19)43 bunter, to represent the year 1944. The “4” is actually at about the 10 o’clock position on the head.
Thanks John, I forgot that! Best, Dave