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Re: J H Sowerbutts?

Post by Duckett » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:32 pm

Richard Jackson wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:37 am
I’ve put it the correct way for you Dollar58
Sorry I'm a bit late to this but, assuming it's of any interest, the lettering of the signature on that rod appears to be "cursive". This form of joined-up writing was taught from the inception of the Elementary School system in the 19th Century - I've been told it was based on the "copper plate" script engravers had used (I studied History and Education for my degree). My Grandfather and my Mum both wrote this way their entire life, so I recognised it immediately.
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