Who is this genie?

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Who is this genie?

Post by Lindamac » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:45 pm

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Hi all, this monster of a plaque was found in quite rural pasture in the north of England, about 10 ins deep, using my trusty Deus. It sounded a clear 90, not heavy enough for lead. Any ideas, please?
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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by Danzigman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:48 pm

Genie in a bottle... polish it and you get a wish
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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by Lindamac » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:56 pm

If only! I'd be The Gold Queen if that were the case! :))

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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by fred » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:05 pm

It looks a bit like a large flat iron, is the back smooth or rough? The secret might well lie in whatever the figure is holding. Anyway very nice and interesting. ::g
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Post by Lindamac » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:09 pm

Thanks for the reply, it isn't flat at all, but the point at the bottom curves down quite a bit. Sorry it doesn't show in the photo!

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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by JBM » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:19 pm

Thats very different ::g .

On a lighter note, perhaps its a Medieval Heraldic Arab camel livery pendant. ;)

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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by Bargeman » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:21 pm

JBM wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:19 pm
Thats very different ::g .

On a lighter note, perhaps its a Medieval Arab camel livery pendant. ;)
oh no it isn't :D



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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by alloverover » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:24 pm

Fire insurance plate maybe ?

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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by f8met » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:26 pm

There were some Genie tools
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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by SuperRed » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:38 pm

There are a few current advertising signs showing a genie serving food... maybe?
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Post by Easylife » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:48 pm

It looks like a tea or coffee maker on that tray. x;
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Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:24 am

I think as Fred says, the items being served on the tray will possibly hold the answer to the plaque's origin. If you find the answer, let us know rather than 'bottle it up' 8-| Regards ss47 ::g
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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by Junior » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:33 am

Has the back got little legs, I'd guess a actual iron resting plate when they used to heat irons in the fire or on the cooking range ? ::g

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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by Lindamac » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:53 am

No legs, just the curved back, and the detail on the front isn't smooth enough to put things on.....

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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by Lindamac » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:58 am

I've checked out the fire insurance idea, that looks to be most likely, given the hole in the top to hang it by...thanks everyone!

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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by f8met » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:29 am

Nothing like fire insurance plates. Most were pressed copper or lead and date from the 19th century.
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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by sweepstick47 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:35 am

Lindamac wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:58 am
I've checked out the fire insurance idea, that looks to be most likely, given the hole in the top to hang it by...thanks everyone!
The old Fire Insurance Plaques had the name of the Insurance Company prominently displayed together with the insurance companies registration number on the plaques face (which would be checked by the fire crew attending). So perhaps the origin lies elsewhere, Good Luck. ::g
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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by Steve_T » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:02 am

If my memory serves me correctly Genie used to and still do gas cylinders, oxycetylin sets and the like

May explain the numbers because of register requirements for tracking use and age

BOC may need googling in the search terms

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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by shaggybfc » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:27 am

I think F8met has made the right connection with tools. the item on the tray looks like a bench / machine vice and as he's said, Genie made tooling. ::g
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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by f8met » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:16 pm

The size throws me a little as there was a Singer Genie sewing machine but this looks too big to be associated with that.
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Re: Who is this genie?

Post by Lindamac » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:02 pm

Lots of useful info there, folks, thanks all! I have ideas to look into now...liking the BOC connection, I'll start googling!

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