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You may have seen this on GWF. I found this in a Stratford Ontario antique market and had to bring it home. Its a large (2.5 square feet) bronze industrial memorial for an unamed company, identified by the GWF magicians as James Wagstaffe Old English Jams and Jellies of Hamilton Ontario. It's solid bronze, weighs a ton, and looks great in my house.

I today found the fates of the 5 KIAs in the digitised "brown binders" on LAC. Attached here in case its of interest.


Cheers

Colin

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Great job of preservation and research. The seller would have probable sold it for scrap to be melted down if you did not buy it.

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Great job of preservation and research. The seller would have probable sold it for scrap to be melted down if you did not buy it.

Agreed... it was a good move....

The company name on its own makes it worth having...

James Wagstaffe Old English Jams and Jellies

I wonder if james was a prtly lad.... probably called "Jelly" Wagstaff at school ;-)

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I am wondering now if its perhaps brass as the corrosion has not led to the usual green patina found on bronze. I will likely leave it as is to a large degree - perhaps some cleaning and wax.


Colin

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