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    Posted 3 years ago

    cindyjune
    (232 items)

    Found in the bottom of an auction box lot. Perhaps Mr. Clampitt was learning how to set type? and thought he might impress Miss Proctor.

    Wrentham is not far from here and I plan to take it to the fire station some day. I wonder if Mr. Clampitt was a fireman?

    Brass, measures 2 5/8" x 1 1/4"

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    Comments

    1. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      A most interesting item.
    2. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 3 years ago
      Given that Wrentham has a "Proctor Mansion" B&B today, sounds like Mr. Clampett knew he needed to make a splash to get the attention of a prized 'catch' back in the day.
      I'm not a girl, but it would impress me!
    3. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 3 years ago
      Sigh! Mildred was born in 1883 (making this item likely from the turn of the century) and died with a last name of Jeffries. Charles apparently struck out.
    4. cindyjune cindyjune, 3 years ago
      Thanks SpiritBear and Pencil for your comments. How do you know Mildred was born in 1883? Ancestry? Aw, I was rooting for Mr. Clampitt. I would have been impressed too!
    5. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 3 years ago
      I'm with Png -- that would impress me, too! (and I'm also terribly sorry for poor Charles...) If he wasn't a firefighter I'm betting he was a machinist. (I started to think typesetter too, but if the item was a printing plate the text would havta be reversed...?)
    6. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 3 years ago
      She didn't burn it in the fireplace with the others, I think Miss. Mildred was seen in attendance with the creative Mr. Clampett
    7. cindyjune cindyjune, 3 years ago
      Love these comments! thanks!
    8. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 3 years ago
      I could believe he was a machinist (of firefighting equipment) as it was likely hand stamped and few trades did/do much of that, I was a Mold Maker and know until CNC machines took over we hand stamped everything most often with pencil lines drawn to help guide the stamp placement
    9. cindyjune cindyjune, 3 years ago
      That is interesting PoliticalPinbacks. It sounds tiring to hand stamp and keep everything even but I now see that is how it got done before the CNC. I appreciate your comment and education on the subject!

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