A Little Fun with a Cheap Microscope

Colquhoun

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Step right up, folks! Prepare to be amazed...You hold a vast world in the palm of your hands!
I present to you a Flamingo chip in its natural state:

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Under 60x, a section of the “F” in the inlay

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The crosshatching of the mold:

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The hook of the cane:

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And now, closer than you have ever been (or ever wanted to be).... Those of you with weak constitutions may want to leave the thread!

The hook of the cane at 120x (upper edge):

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And the bottom of the crevasse inside the hook:

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Lastly, the edgespots at 120x:

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Goodnight, folks!
 

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Fascinating...thanks for sharing! Can you do a couple different CPC chips, please? I'd love to see how their mold impressions differ from a Paulson.
Sadly, I don’t have any CPC chips! The closest I have is an older Binion’s chip that I think was made by ASM?
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What I never realized is how detailed each horseshoe is on the mold, with the bumps for the heel and the toe on each shoe:

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Don’t forget to get a close up of a alpha dot
 

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Cool shots! I remember another member either here or on Chiptalk did this same thing with a microscope. Can't recall who it was atm. I always loved looking at the TRK's.
 

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