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Discussion in 'Antique Discussion' started by ascot, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. ascot

    ascot Well-Known Member

    This bottom of the box is marked "Au Louvre Paris" so I'm thinking these were perhaps something from the gift shop. There are 13 stamps that fit into the roller plus a small brush. The stamps are wood with some type of material over them - could be rubber that's hardened over the years, but it doesn't chip or peel and it has tiny sparkles in the surface. As you can see, there's a variety of designs, and most appear to be borders of some sort. On the roller, there's a black felt type roller that presses hard against the stamp.

    Any ideas on what these are, how old, etc?

    Thanks so much!

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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    hummm...wow !!!
    Wall borders..???
     
  3. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    Wild-eyed guess but . . . do you suppose they are for "inking" creating decorative borders along the the top/bottom/sides of informational signs/charts/notices/and/or information sheets about a specific "something" or various "somethings" on display?
     
  4. Joshua Brown

    Joshua Brown Decently-Known-Member

    I had the same thought. :)
     
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  5. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    wall borders, documents borders; good guesses.
    How wide are they?
    I'd think they are rubber that has hardened; one inks the little pad, rolls on whatever. Glitter maybe left from former uses.
    Maybe scrapbooking? Like

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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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    all over etsy.....vintage french embroidery roller..
     
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  7. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Rollagraph is from https://www.clearsnap.com/rollagraph
    Says: "Snap in a new roller, ink the cartridge, roll out decorative borders, stationery, party décor, scrapbook paper."
     
  8. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Or vintage:angelic:
    Sure, makes sense. Embroidery is much older than scrapbooking, I'd guess.
    Though the glitter makes me wonder if someone hadn't found another use for them besides embroidery.
     
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  9. ascot

    ascot Well-Known Member

    Wow! Y'all are good! Thank you very much!
     
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  11. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Ink rollers make sense. I instantly thought making designes on pasta sheets for ravioli - although everything I see make me think of homemade ravioli! :singing:
     
  12. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS!!!

    Boy, I couldn't get a word in edge-wise!!!! But it would have been only to suggest what y'all have already nailed down anyway!!!!!!!:p:p:p:p AND I GUESS I WAS preoccupies watching "The Highwaymen" perform on PBS...PBS OH how I LOVED them!!!! NICE trip down memory lane anyway!!!!!:happy::happy:
     
  13. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    My first thought was printing patterns on fabric too. First time I get one right and I didn't post HaHa .... Joy.
     
  14. Huntingtreasure

    Huntingtreasure Well-Known Member

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    The Au Louvre was (or still is ) a department store.
    Very interesting find.
    I have seen advertising art for the store back as far as 1909, just in skimming.
     
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