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RARE Antique 19th Century Muspratt Bros &Huntley Iron Name Plate - $150 (Waterloo, ON)

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Super RARE Antique 19th Century Muspratt Bros & Huntley Cast Iron Detailed Embossed Caustic Soda Name Plate.
This plate originated from the Mid 1800's from a factory in Flint North Wales UK at a factory that produced Caustic Soda Acid for manufacturing or production of Glass, Soaps, Bicarbonate Soda, Bleaching Powder, Ash and more.
This Cast iron Plate displays the following:
Muspratt Bros & Huntley Limited
60/62% Caustic Soda
Flint North Wales
It has what looks like Coniferous trees and possibly a lake artwork in the center. Not certain but that's what it appears.
It is very easy to read and the embossed cast writing is bold and in a lovely readable condition.
It retains a wonderfully aged patina that only 170 years could produce.
It is hand forged/stamped cast iron in an oval name plate structure.

It measures 7" wide x just over 5.5" tall including the two tabs protruding out each side.

I scoured the internet everywhere including UK sites to find something remotely similar to this piece. I came up empty handed.
It is a lovely piece to anyone who collects cast iron, UK company historical pieces or Primitive Pioneer 19th. century relics.

Here is some history on the Muspratt Bros & Huntley Limited Company below for your interest.

History:
History on the company:
In 1852 Muspratt Brothers & Huntley opened an Alkali Works by the docks, north of the town, eventually absorbing the wharves and shipbuilding yards. It was taken over by the United Alkali Company in 1890. Following closure of the works in 1919/20, Courtaulds purchased the site and converted it into a textile factory known as Castle Works. It closed in 1977 and was demolished in 1980; modern factory units have been built on what is now the Ashmount Centre.
Source: B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 19 November 2008.

- 1853 James Muspratt, Sons and Huntley: manufacturing chemists, of 1 Royal Bank Buildings, Liverpool and works at Flint
- 1858 Partnership dissolved of J. Muspratt, Sons and Huntley, of Flint.
- 1890 Was one of the Leblanc soda manufacturers which amalgamated to form the United Alkali Co.

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