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Offline M.simpson

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Found an old plate
« on: Sunday 03 December 17 16:24 GMT (UK) »
I found an old plate in my garden in an overgrown spot were I have also found a pipe that I think might be 19Th century.there is only a bit of it and I'm trying to find out when and where it's from and what the rest of it looks like.anyone got any ideas?

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Re: Found an old plate
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 03 December 17 16:27 GMT (UK) »
Greetings, and a warm welcome to Rootschat.

If you can post a picture of the pipe and plate (both sides if there are markings on the back) we could help identify them or point you in the direction of helpful websites.

All the best
Philip
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Re: Found an old plate
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 January 18 22:17 GMT (UK) »
As has been suggested put a picture of it on and you will be surprised how much info can be in a small symbol or some numbers etc.
Most potteries had codes for their patterns and very many are recorded even modest ones,so you stand a fair chance of getting the info you want.
In the meantime can you describe the pattern you have,even just a little will very probably be repeated at regular intervals.
If a  maker's name or any numbers are not on the fragment you have it may still be possible to identify it
I am now very curious,just describe the pattern you can see.
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Re: Found an old plate
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 21 January 18 10:59 GMT (UK) »
SO frustrating the OP has not put a photo as yet!!  :-X
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Re: Found an old plate
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 21 January 18 16:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks we are still interested.Viktoria.(note the royal we)

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Re: Found an old plate
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 21 January 18 16:33 GMT (UK) »
Thanks we are still interested.Viktoria.(note the royal we)

We ARE amused.  ;D

And waiting, all agog, for an image.
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Re: Found an old plate
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 21 January 18 16:41 GMT (UK) »
I did put a small w Philip,don't fancy the Tower this time of year ;D
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Re: Found an old plate
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 24 January 18 22:22 GMT (UK) »
My aunty had glass plates, she use to tell us kids it was so we could see her beautiful tablecloth and enjoy her piping hot food.
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Re: Found an old plate
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 24 January 18 23:07 GMT (UK) »
In the days of press gangs when soldiers forcibly captured men for the navy,from taverns ,market places etc, someone had the bright idea to replace the base in pewter tankards  with glass so when a man was having a drink he could see if the press gang had entered the tavern and get out quick
before they captured him.
In Charles Dickens`Barnaby Rudge ,he mentions in the preface a young woman who stole some linen to try and sell to get food for her children who were starving  and almost naked.She had never been in debt before her husband was taken by the press gang, but now was penniless.
She was hanged at Tyburn and she was nursing her young baby but that did not stop the execution. How cruel.She was 19.Mary Jones . This was 1777,at least that was when the case was quoted in Parliament.
It was the time of The Gordon riots.
Were the tablecloths pretty ?
I am still waiting with bated breath to se the fragment of plate ,as is Philip I am sure.
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