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stuart rowles

Can someone remind me what the numbers on the front of the plaques mean and can I tell where it was manufactured.

I seem to remember reading about it on this site but can't find it again.

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EDWARD1

The numbers are workers numbers. The Acton plant`s no`s were placed at the rear of the lions leg, the Woolwich no`s are between the rear legs. Woolwich also marked their plaques with a W on the back. Early Acton plaques had no number.

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303man

Almost correct,  Acton plaques can also have a number outside the rear leg or as stated no number Acton Numbers run 1 - 50.  Woolwich Plaques 1 - 100 numbered between the rear legs Wide H in H or Narrow H in He. Picture Acton Plaque number outside the legs.  Acton Plaques usually have the better finish they used a different binder in the sand which gave a finer finish compared to Woolwich made plaques.

 

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stuart rowles

Thanks guys. Just what I was looking for.

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themonsstar

Thank you a good bit of research.

 

Roy

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Terry_Reeves
On 14/08/2019 at 09:19, stuart rowles said:

Thanks guys. Just what I was looking for.

You might find this thread of use:

 

 

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