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Bag Seals database / gallery

Post by Saffron » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:00 am

I have just come across a fantastic web site for bag seals

I other week I found a bag seal which I thought said "OMCO" on the one side and "HULL" on the other, so I did a google search for that and tried a couple of MD sites that I thought might help with no luck.

Today using this site, which I only found yesterday, it turns out "OMCO" was actually "HOMCO" and they had an examle of the seal ... mId=20820 and gave me all the following information

"HOMCo stands for the Hull Oil Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Founded 1888. North(west) of Ann Watson Street. Early user of solvent extraction for oil seed processing, and early processor of castor seed. Soap and oilseed cake manufactured from 1906 and 1907. Developed into a large mill by c.1920. Acquired by BOCM 1922, closed 1953, (Wikipedia & Brace, Harold W. (1960), History of Seed Crushing in Great Britain).

Their factory at Stoneferry in 1931 is shown at Britain from Above"
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To change a very plain "unknown bag seal" into a bag seal with all this information makes it seem a much better find and adds so much more to the story for the landowner.


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Re: Bag Seals database / gallery

Post by liamnolan » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:14 pm

Good site indeed, though we already have it on here - ... 56&t=30830" onclick=";return false; tucked away out of sight!
Its now been dusted down at least ... Liam OooO
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Post by Pastmember01 » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:17 am

Second this. Emailed pictures last night to Stuart Elton (site contact) and he emailed me back this morning with ID.
None of the seals, so far, are very old but it's all adding to the farm history and the owner is appreciative and interested.
The site is now my first port of call for bag/cloth .seal ID

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Post by StuE » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:22 pm

Why thanks - I will pass on all your kind comments to the staff - well that would be me ;) Actually several people do contribute some great ID's and, of course, the site would be nothing if you lot didn't let me have good pictures of your finds - so keep them coming B-)

For those who are particularly keen on cloth seals you may be interested to hear that my book has just gone of to the printers - so approx 2 weeks. ... ewsIndex=1
All you want to know about cloth seals :) :-" onclick=";return false;

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Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:32 am

I’ve just come across this website (sorry missed this post Evan). Brilliant place to ID seals and research the history. And, of course, share your finds. Add to the knowledge if you can.
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