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    Posted 6 years ago

    Amandajane
    (5 items)

    Hello, Any ideals on this item , possible hole punch possibly late Victoria ? found in my father shed with his tools at the top of the garden
    thank you

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    1. Amandajane Amandajane, 6 years ago
      Dear Riply206,
      thank you so much for replying , i believe it to be some sought of document press the more research i done more it leading that way , have a lovely evening
      Amandajane
    2. Amandajane Amandajane, 6 years ago
      thank you CindB, I thought that or a leather/ paper hole maker ,
      Amandajean
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 6 years ago
      the thing they make the belt-holes with... I guess
    4. TallCakes TallCakes, 6 years ago
      antique office desk device; it's an address embosser/stamp press. Works much like modern document embosser used by notary. Before the days of electronic documents many professions were required to emboss their registration on any legal documents. So this could have included plates for that use as well, but generally used different address plates.
    5. Amandajane Amandajane, 6 years ago
      thank you to CindB, austrohungaro and TallCakes for your kind comments on helping me to identify my item
      possible vintage office equipment within the UK Post Office , I will go back and hunt around the shed for more equipment relating to it
      have a good evening all
    6. Kydur Kydur, 6 years ago
      I agree with TallCakes: a paper embosser. Interchangeable plates fit on the top rectangular part and the corresponding lower plate would go in the bottom hole. The hole in the lever handle allows it to lock to the base when not in use. This keeps the matching plates together to prevent dirt and stuff from getting between them, which would affect the embossing quality.

      I have one that uses circular embossing plates and isn't as old. If I can find it I'll post it.
    7. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      ideals? i thought they disappeared in the '70s!
    8. Kydur Kydur, 6 years ago
      I found the more modern version of what I think this is and have posted it here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/142968-desk-paper-legal-document-embosser
    9. Amandajane Amandajane, 6 years ago
      thank you, Kydur, ho2cultcha, for your messages on my unknown item and Happy Christmas
    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Hi
      Amandajane
      I see your post last month, i will agree with Cindy, it's more likely a punching device then embossing.
      Because i see many embossing device in my travel, there not end off space beetween the moving shaft and bottom plate, also there no wear and tear on the bottom plate for suggesting such embossing seal install.

      This is what i think, i just want to share with you.
      Could you add another picture from this item sideway, so we can see the shaft.
      Happy Holiday Season to You and your Family's

      Regards
      Alan
    11. Kydur Kydur, 6 years ago
      Here's the supporting evidence that it's a stamp embosser:

      https://houndini.wordpress.com/tag/embosser/

      http://www.companysealsuk.com/prodpage.cfm?CategoryID=31319

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Victorian-Embossing-Stamp-Cast-Iron-by-The-Ezi-Span-Pat-No-411697-/251741579243?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a9cf7a7eb

      https://www.google.ca/search?biw=1275&bih=919&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=antique+company+seal+embosser&oq=antique+company+seal+embosser&gs_l=img.3...141309.142975.0.143471.8.8.0.0.0.0.44.328.8.8.0.msedr...0...1c.1.60.img..8.0.0.xYw2_4zxkSw

      Merry Christmas to all!
    12. Alan2310 Alan2310, 6 years ago
      Nice job kydur

      Alan
    13. Amandajane Amandajane, 6 years ago
      Hi Kudur, sorry for the very late reply , haven't been on for a while and you have solved the identify of items , thank you so much and everyone how has kindly add comments and helped amanda jane

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