On our trip to Panama City today, Miss Joy suggested we go to one of the junk stores we hadn't visited in probably 6 months, looking for green glass and knives.
This is the same place I found my #49 Stockman several years ago. Lots of new stuff to see and in one of those rotisserie display cases I saw an old Barlow that looked interesting. One of the ladies opened the cabinet and fished out this old Queen. I knew right away I had to buy this one. I asked her if the owner would negotiate and she said make an offer. Bingo, only catch was it couldn't be on my credit card. I love my monthly points.
All that to say, Bruno has Identified it as a #22. The tang stamp, the "Q" laying on its' side indicates it is at least 63 years old (1952-55). I spent the evening watching Fox News with an old T shirt, a can of Mothers and my Queen Barlow. The steel bolsters had more serious rust spots than the blades. It appears the pen has never had a whet rock on it. The clip isn't missing much metal but has some scratches where it was drug over something.
I'm pleased to own another old Queen, with 1/2 stops, that is solid and snaps like a gator!