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Advert For John Smith, Royal Label Manufacturer reverse

Advert For John Smith, Royal Label Manufacturer reverse

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Evan.7509

Item number: 7509

Genre: Leaflet

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This is the reverse of the leaflet.

This is an advertisement for John Smith’s label manufacturing company. This firm was founded in 1875 to manufacture plant labels that had raised lettering and which would not rust when placed in the garden. The firm originally produced what was known as ‘Stratford Labels’ but because Queen Victoria used the labels in her garden at Windsor and Balmoral (her eyesight was fading and the raised letters helped her to identify the plants) the company was renamed ‘The Royal Label Company’ in 1876.

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