Vintage Embossed Corporate Stamp Press for Willow & Conveyor Co. Limited Made by Jordan & Sons, London
This is a corporate stamp press for Willow & Conveyor Co. Limited in the U.K., c.1900. The stamp press is in working order. One of the photos shows a card embossed with the corporate seal. The stamp is painted black over the metal. This is not cast iron, perhaps a zinc based metal or British metal. Its not as heavy as the two other stamp seals. As seen some of the paint has pealed. Gold leaf is used to decorate the stamp, and gold leave surrounds the base as well. The decorative design is called "Centenary Finish" by one of the makers of stamp presses.
This stamp was made by Jordan & Sons, Limited, Seal Engravers, London. The hallmark is located on the end of the base and printed in an oval is this: Jordan & Sons, Limited, Seal Engravers, London. The stamp press measures 6 1/2 inches by 3 inches at the base. The handle (made of metal and wood) is 9 inches in length, and the stamp press stands 8 1/2 inches high.
This would be a great decorator item.