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 Bentham - Paired Inspector Seals

 

 

The purpose of this page. This is yet another rare type of seal found at Bentham Mill which shows how the Russian government reacted to the inadequate grading by inspectors in 1829. Foreign buyers were going elsewhere for their raw flax. The government changed the entire grading system and sent some inspectors out on a refresher course with more experienced inspectors. So we have doubled headed seals. On one side the senior inspector and on the reverse was the junior inspector.

ЛПC  (Flax Dockside Senior inspector)

 ЛП  (Flax Dockside {Port} inspector)

ППC  Hemp Dockside Senior inspector)

ПП  Hemp Dockside {Port} inspector) 

 

Paired inspectors on the Dockside at Riga Port

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  Paired & Port Dockside Inspector Seals
found at High Bentham Mill in North Yorkshire.

(Updated June 2022 for the Lancaster Maritime Museum)

   These inspectors worked in pairs when assessing the quality of the flax or hemp. It is said they were paired by drawing lots. Personally I think they could well have been experienced managers with apprentices. Most paired seals do not have dates or ports of inspection but some of the junior inspectors went on to have their own SPB flax seals so these seals were more than likely to be used slightly before 1829 when the old grading system changed. (and have lots in common with ПИЛПД = PiLPD seals, The Hemp and Flax Port Inspectors)

  ЛПC (Flax Dockside Senior inspector),  ППC (Hemp Dockside Senior inspector)

 ЛП (Flax Dockside {Port} inspector) or ПП (Hemp Dockside {Port} inspector)
 
ПИЛПД (PiLPD) ... Hemp and Flax (port) Dockside Inspector

 

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OBVERSE click thumbnail

OBVERSE click thumbnail

ND
01

ПИЛПД = PiLPD

H.KAЛTУШK

(N.KALTUSHKIN)
*

Blank

* means hemp seal

ПИЛПД is Hemp & Flax Dockside Inspection (Penkovy i L'nyanoy Portovy Dosmotr). here it is Port Hemp Inspector H.Kaltushkin ... click for more details on PiLPD's

ND

02

ЛПC = LPS

П.БAЛOБAHOB

(P.BALOBANOV)

H2 (flax)

ЛП = LP

B.COMPEKOB

(V.SOMREKOV)

H2 (flax)

Senior Flax Inspector P.Balobanov with Junior Flax Inspector V.Somrekov

ND

03

ЛПC = LPS

П.БAЛOБAHOB

(P.BALOBANOV)

H2 (flax)

ЛП = LP

B.COMPEKOB

(V.SOMREKOV)

H2 (flax)

ND

04

ЛПC = LPS

П.БAЛOБAHOB

(P.BALOBANOV)

H2 (flax)

ЛП = LP

B.COMPEKOB

(V.SOMREKOV)

H2(flax)

ND

05

ЛПC = LPS

П.БAЛOБAHOB

(P.BALOBANOV)

H2 (flax)

ЛП = LP

B.COMPEKOB

(V.SOMREKOV)

H2(flax)

ND

06

ППC = PPS

blank

ПП = PP

Д.КУДРЯЕВ

(D.KUDRYAEV)

H2 (hemp)

Junior Hemp Inspector D.Kudryaev - looks like his boss didn't turn up on the day.

Paired seals have 2 obverse & no reverse. They are double headed with no date.

 

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LANCASTER MARITIME MUSEUM

 

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