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Title: 1934F103.8 Signet Matrix - Seal
Description: 1934F103.8
Signet Matrix - Seal Matrix, 1800-1850
Possibly made in Birmingham
Presented by Francis Buckley, 1934.
A 'signet' or 'seal matrix' is a small stamp used for impressing the mark of its owner in wax onto documents. This is one of a collection of twenty-seven acquired by the museum in 1934. The majority of examples are finely made of moulded translucent glass, in this case an opalescent colour. This example has a design of an early type of railway locomotive.
Keywords:
19th Century
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Social history
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Glass
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Transport
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Train
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0