I just noticed that the fork blades on my Jack Taylor Tourist are stamped "531 Butted" about an inch below the fork crown. It is very faint and you can just make it out through the paint if you really look close. I never would have noticed it but I had the fork in my local auto paint shop trying to find a color chip so that I could mix up a pint of touch up paint and Nick, my irreplacable paint matching wizard behind the counter who was helping me, said look at this serial number, "531 Butted"!
Was this marking unique to Jack Taylors?
Paul Raley 50 miles today in sunny 40 deg Leonardtown MD