Posted 4 months ago
I spotted this cement sack among the fishing poles at my favourite charity shop.
Monarch Cement Company took that name in 1913. I saw a fob from their earlier years before the change with an identical lion emblem. An undated enamel sign had the exact same lion and background, but by 1960 it seems they modified the image to be a right-facing red lion, sometimes also using a rightward yellow lion, and no hills.
My example is the left-facing lion, suggesting earlier make.
Content weight is not listed. I think they often reused their bags. It has many repairs. I'm wondering if the only other text on it gives clue to its age: "B-16-28". Possibly 1928?
I've emailed the HR department of the company, as they're still extant and have a decent write-up of their history. But who thinks to write on which way the lion looks? Hopefully they can better date it.