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 http://www.bagseals.org/gallery/main.ph ... 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"
[links to http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw036534 ]
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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Its now been dusted down at least ... Liam
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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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.
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