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Offline IPPY DAN

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What is this??
« on: June 01, 2018, 09:46 »
Does anybody recognise the patern or know what this was?
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Re: What is this??
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 10:30 »
It's hard to get an idea of the scale, but it might be a piece of an old embossed copper ceiling panel.
My sister's place, built in the late 1800's, has similar panels.
The holes could be from either the base of a light fitting or a decorative ceiling boss. Whatever was attached appears to have protected this bit from corrosion.

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Re: What is this??
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2018, 11:23 »
It's hard to get an idea of the scale, but it might be a piece of an old embossed copper ceiling panel.
My sister's place, built in the late 1800's, has similar panels.
The holes could be from either the base of a light fitting or a decorative ceiling boss. Whatever was attached appears to have protected this bit from corrosion.

Greg.
Thanks Greg,
Yeah, the 2c for scale must of cropped out..
Your id seems to fit in though..
Thanks Again.

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Re: What is this??
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 14:07 »
Ok, some more info.
My sister used to work for a business that stripped old houses & buildings before they were demolished. They collected anything that could be resold to people doing restorations.
She is looking through her books and things and believes it is Victorian era.

She said "That pattern isn't a common one. It mustn't have been made as wall panels or anything like that. Back in the Victorian times, they also used pressed tin and copper for steamer trunks and more obscure patterns were found on them than the wall panels. Also, those metal fold-up chairs had pressed tin on the backs too, like the ones found in theaters back then. So this piece may have some history. Some of the patterns were custom to the particular pressing factory".

I'll let you know if she finds anything else.

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Re: What is this??
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 14:58 »
Ok, some more info.
My sister used to work for a business that stripped old houses & buildings before they were demolished. They collected anything that could be resold to people doing restorations.
She is looking through her books and things and believes it is Victorian era.

She said "That pattern isn't a common one. It mustn't have been made as wall panels or anything like that. Back in the Victorian times, they also used pressed tin and copper for steamer trunks and more obscure patterns were found on them than the wall panels. Also, those metal fold-up chairs had pressed tin on the backs too, like the ones found in theaters back then. So this piece may have some history. Some of the patterns were custom to the particular pressing factory".

I'll let you know if she finds anything else.

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Wealth of info..
Thanks heaps Greg

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Re: What is this??
« Reply #5 on: Today at 08:25 AM »
Hi all.
Found some something that may help you date your find.

My sister was at the Princess Theatre in Launceston last night and spotted what looks to be a close match to your pattern.



It's a bit hard to make out, but I think if you click the picture it should open a larger version.
Ignore the centre section around the light fixture. When you zoom in on the area around it, it looks very similar to the piece you found.
Apparently the centre section and the light were replaced some years ago, but the outer section that matches your find is original and you can see the brads that held it to the timber behind.
The theatre was built in 1911, so it's likely your piece dates from around that time too.
Hope this helps.

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