In the 1960s, blog reader Werner Frank acquired a number of lamps bearing strange inscriptions. Can a reader make sense of them?
The mystery am going to introduce today is about a number of lamp elements. Blog reader Werner Frank aquired them in the 1960s at a household clearance. Not much is known about their provenance, but it is clear that they were produced before the Second World War.
Each of these elements bears an inscription. As a crypto enthusiast, my first thought was that I was dealing with a collection of encrypted messages. While this is, of course, a possibility, the writing doesn’t look much like encrypted text.
Perhaps, these inscriptions are written in a script I don’t know. To my regret, I am not a script expert.
If it is an exotic script, there might be an Arabic influence.
Of course, it is also possible that these inscriptions have no meaning at all. Perhaps, the glyphs are not letters but meaningless ornaments.
Can a reader find out what these inscriptions mean and where they are from? If so, please leave a comment.
Further reading: Who can decipher these inscriptions on a Freemason medal?