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Inverted anchor cross. A cross with slightly widened ends, with two anchor flukes coming out of the top and curving left and right, also with slightly widened ends.

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  • N.C.B. Rawdon Check, UK

    N.C.B. Rawdon Check, UK

    A prototypical colliery check from England. The coal industry Coal had been mined in the UK as early as Roman times, but it wasn’t until the 1700’s that mining started to venture deeper than surface level. Steam engines powering the industrial revolution from the mid-1700s needed coal, and arrival of railways in the 1800s helped…

  • United Fruit Co Tally, Jamaica

    United Fruit Co Tally, Jamaica

    The unsavoury history of fruit, and exploitation This is my entry for Day 24 “X” of the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge!X = Xaymaca (Jamaica). Xaymaca / Jamaica Jamaica on a world globe, from Wikipedia. Jamaica is the third largest island of the Greater Antilles chain. It is located south of Cuba in the Caribbean…

  • D Napier & Son check

    D Napier & Son check

    A check from an interesting early auto maker Acton Vale is a district in London’s west. Described as “Motor town” in the 1920s, it had one of the largest concentrations of industry south of Birmingham. In 1932, 5,400 people, or 80% of the workers in the district, were employed in the motor industry. One of…

  • Krasnolymanska Coal Mine checks, Ukraine

    Krasnolymanska Coal Mine checks, Ukraine

    Exonumia from a war zone Three for the price of one today! Mostly because I believe these all came from the Krasnolymanska Coal Mine in Ukraine, however I’m not 100% clear on how each was used. Trying to work out the text and run it through Google Translate, I came up with the text “ЩК-АИМ”…

  • Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway (MK&T) check

    Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway (MK&T) check

    The railway that became the KM&T was incorporated in 1865 as Union Pacific Railway Southern Branch. It had nothing to do, however, with the transcontinental of that name then being constructed. In 1870 it was renamed the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Company (MK&T), colloquially known as the Katy. The railroad survived for over 130…