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Opinions Needed. Does This Look Like An 85c Or Not?

 
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Posted 10/15/2020   4:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add jjdevi1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
All,

Am asking opinions about this one..... It measures 11x14, and I THINK it is an 85C. Hope the pics are good enough! Am going to send it off to APS, but would like to get opinions here first.

Thanks,

John

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Posted 10/15/2020   5:47 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You would need to post a better image if you want a good answer. I have commented several times on the best way to view a grill.
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Posted 10/16/2020   10:21 pm  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
He is saying it is a Z grill - Scott 85C. It looks possible to me - I'm trying to see if the ridges are horizontal. They might be, but as Sinclair points out we need better lighting on the grill to see it more clearly.
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Posted 10/16/2020   11:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jjdevi1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When I get a chance, I will see what I can do with the pictures. Thanks!
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Posted 10/17/2020   10:36 am  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I think the image is a bit stretched horizontally which contributes to the suggestion that the points could be horizontal. The problem is it appears to possibly have a partial row at top and only around 16 horizontal rows. It is 99.9999999% likely to be an E grill but you should still learn how to view a grill. Spend your time and money on learning and not on certs! A low quality #88 will return about 1/8th of the cost of getting the cert.
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Posted 10/17/2020   4:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jjdevi1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Only one problem with me reading a grill...... I'm slowly loosing my eyesight!
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Posted 10/17/2020   9:00 pm  Show Profile Check sinclair2010's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add sinclair2010 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm very sorry to hear that. Try to post a good photo of the stamp. The only light the stamp should get is that coming from a low angle, preferably running diagonally across the stamp.
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Posted 10/17/2020   9:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jjdevi1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I can probably do it with a desk lamp and my ipad. When I get a chance, I'll play with it. I can't tell even looking at it if the points are up or down! The grill measures the correct size, but the direction, now up or down is a big difference! lol
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Posted 10/21/2020   07:22 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add srailkb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is a Scott 88, E-grill. The shade & impression are not consistent w/ a genuine 3c Z-grill, nor is the grill impression, (and especially) nor is the horizontal "half ridge" of points at top (in fact, the horizontal half-ridge is the easiest & quickest way to spot E-grills if you're just quickly flipping through grilled stamps).
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