Monday, September 07, 2009

We have a thing

Anyone know what it is?
Yours truly has taken over as secretary for the management company for the building. As well as power! a large pile of paper we got ... this.
The outgoing secretary got it off his predecessor. No one knows quite what it's for. It comes in its own little pouch. In the top picture you can just see a little roller inside the bit that squeezes down, though it doesn't squeeze down very hard.

We also got power! an official company stamp, in a weighty metal stamping machine that embosses the paper with the stamp design. I can remember something like it from my grandfather's study and it has a wonderful Victorian steampunky sort of feel to it. That, I can work out. The squeezy thing shown above, though ... still guessing.


  1. Anonymous9:21 pm

    It's a handheld seal embosser - you should also have a circular die/counter die set that fits in the jaws (see the image here)

  2. Well I never. We do indeed have the circular die/counter die, looking like a pair of brass castanets. And I've even worked out how they go together. Thanks!


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