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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2014, 03:05:32 AM »
What a fantastic find, you would have had stiff competition if I had seen this!

I can see it is incuse on the reverse. Rather an odd looking 3 almost as if it is inverted.

I notice too that the ornament is quite different, my piece has a pair of horizontal diamonds and square dots are used instead for the punctuation.

This made me look again at the Leadenhall St piece to see quite different ornamentation and this time along with the square dots it also has a square comma.

The same obverse die appears to have been used throughout and all are signed W.J.T. London for William Joseph Taylor.

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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2014, 05:13:38 AM »
I can see it is incuse on the reverse. Rather an odd looking 3 almost as if it is inverted.

All the letters & the ornamentation are inverted/incused.


I guess I was luck that you did not see this on eBay :)
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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2014, 06:52:08 AM »
By inverted I had meant like this 3 below.   :) 

...I have chosen a more exaggerated example.
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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2014, 08:15:29 PM »
At least it made me post the extra pics, silly me!

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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2014, 01:34:37 AM »
I like the extra pics anyway, these certainly show the incused lettering.
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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2014, 02:26:03 PM »
I came across more details in Mitchiner Vol.4 Jetons, Medalets and Tokens while reading about Henry Grueber.

A bit of a fight to scan a large volume ...but its readable.   8)
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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2014, 05:00:15 PM »
Great info & pictures Malcolm, worth your effort :)

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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2014, 06:11:48 AM »
I have just acquired a rather nice example of the 34 Leadenhall St piece.

I see I made a promise to weigh one; this is 11.5g.  ;) 30.1mm.

Rather oddly this appears to have a countersunk screw-head next to the 'U' with the [raised] slot from 5 o'clock to 11 o'clock.  ???
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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2014, 04:23:28 PM »
Congrats on the nice exaple :)

At least it appears the token has been screwed, not you!

No idea what it is, most strange.

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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2015, 01:52:18 PM »
I came across an advert for The British Aluminium Co Ltd while seeking other information.
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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd (note also includes WEBSTER'S PATENT)
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2017, 12:55:46 PM »
Another Webster's patent in lousy condition with a brooch mount - but it had to be bought as this one from Manchester!

ELLIOTT EDMINSON & OLNEY MANCHESTER

It appears they were Ironmongers. ...Illustrated catalogue on application.  ::)
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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd (note also includes WEBSTER'S PATENT)
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2017, 04:48:14 PM »
A great find.  Is it a deliberate struck medal, an accidental mule or an overstrike, I wonder.

This helps with the date


Sept. I.1888.    https://books.google.ca/books?id=UAhKAQAAMAAJ&dq=ELLIOTT,+EDMiNSON,+%26+OLNEY&source=gbs_navlinks_s   
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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd (note also includes WEBSTER'S PATENT)
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2017, 09:53:46 PM »
Possibly ELLIOTT EDMINSON & OLNEY could have been involved in the manufacture or distribution of cutlery using this patented metal.

I have another series of tokens here that I have never been able to satisfactorily explain. W. B. Andrews & Co. Dudley England Arguroid Silver Registered WM 30mm. Various reverses are 6d, 1/-, 2/- and 2/6 all with the numbers 1 to 4 included. These are seen more often in Australia and New Zealand rather than England although very scarce here too. The use of 'England' on the token implies it was for use in the colonies. Apparently this arguroid silver was used for cutlery.

Your link above doesn't open the correct page for me....
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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd (note also includes WEBSTER'S PATENT)
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2017, 10:01:07 PM »
See this thread.

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Re: The British Aluminium Co Ltd (note also includes WEBSTER'S PATENT)
« Reply #29 on: February 07, 2017, 10:05:36 PM »
I was just about to add that link!  ;D
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