Mystery Mather Manufacturer Metal disc -aMaZiNg ID by belso-samovar lid component

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Mystery Mather Manufacturer Metal disc -aMaZiNg ID by belso-samovar lid component

Post by Lowland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:19 am

Hi all
Found a few weeks ago on a hunt around a big house gardens
Came out of deep black nightsoily type stuff.
Awesome signal as you’d expect.
Made of copper going by the bit that has buffed up
With four distinctive pointy holes.
The text to the front reads

Mather
Warranted best
London
Manufacturer.

It’s exactly two inches across

No specific hits on graces guide-
Lots of mathers though!

So two questions for anybody still awake
What is it....I’m stuck

And who was Mather manufacturer?

Either answer may solve both questions

Thank you for having a look
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Re: Mystery Mather Manufacturer Metal disc

Post by fred » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:10 am

It's only a guess based upon very limited research but I think that it is possibly the sprinkler lid of some sort of cooking ingredient, possibly even sugar itself. Aluminium wasn't available commercially for this sort of product until after about 1900 so I suspect that it probably dated to after WWI. ::g

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Re: Mystery Mather Manufacturer Metal disc

Post by Belso » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:18 am

lowland

I think the disc is from the lid of a Victorian Copper Brass Samovar image in the link is similar
but i could not find a Mather one.

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https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MlsAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
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Re: Mystery Mather Manufacturer Metal disc

Post by fred » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:27 am

Belso wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:18 am
lowland

I think the disc is from the lid of a Victorian Copper Brass Samovar image in the link is similar
but i could not find a Mather one.

Cheers
Martin


https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MlsAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
It looks very similar. :D A Samovar is certainly the sort of thing that you'd expect to find around a big country house.

Funnily enough another idea i was looking at was for making Russian icing shapes! :D

Missed that it was coppery on the first reading! rl; I think that you are right and that it is a stupendous ID! ::g

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Re: Mystery Mather Manufacturer Metal disc

Post by Lowland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:36 am

Belso wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:18 am
lowland

I think the disc is from the lid of a Victorian Copper Brass Samovar image in the link is similar
but i could not find a Mather one.

Cheers
Martin


https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MlsAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
Belso... I am in awe,
Bravo
As Fred says that’s an outstanding ID
Also fits in with find location nicely.
Thank you taking the time to help out
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Re: Mystery Mather Manufacturer Metal disc

Post by Lowland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:39 am

fred wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:27 am
Belso wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:18 am
lowland

I think the disc is from the lid of a Victorian Copper Brass Samovar image in the link is similar
but i could not find a Mather one.

Cheers
Martin


https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MlsAAOSw ... -l1600.jpg
It looks very similar. :D A Samovar is certainly the sort of thing that you'd expect to find around a big country house.

Funnily enough another idea i was looking at was for making Russian icing shapes! :D

Missed that it was coppery on the first reading! rl; I think that you are right and that it is a stupendous ID! ::g
I’m in total agreement Fred
Stupendous id from belso.
I was going for fancy Russian icing shape :D
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Re: Mystery Mather Manufacturer Metal disc -aMaZiNg ID by belso-samovar lid component

Post by Lowland » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:48 pm

Ping this in case anybody issued the blinding ID by belso
Bravo
Thank you again
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