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We go seal hunting for 200 year old Russian flax bale seals - not this cutie pie.

 

Edinburgh in Scotland

   Flax was grown in Edinburgh’s Physic Garden, the precursor to today’s Botanics, as far back as 1670.

   In times past, the merchandising of processed flax and woven linen from the vast mills offering fine cloth, sacking, sailcloth and tarpaulin were the foundation for one of the Scotland’s first banks – the British Linen Bank. The parts of the flax plants not used for linen allowed Edinburgh to create some of the world’s biggest rope factories. he making of ropes, twines, and sail cloths forms one of Leith’s largest and most specialized industries. The well-known Edinburgh Roperie and Sailcloth Company was founded in Leith in 1750 by a number of Edinburgh and Leith merchants who combined to advance the interests of the industry. The company was encouraged in its enterprise by obtaining at reasonable rates grants of land at the north-east corner of the Links. From a small beginning the trade has now reached immense proportions, the enormous development of the Company’s business having given to Leith a celebrity in the manufacture of ship rigging unsurpassed in any country in the world. During the hundred and seventy years that have elapsed since the establishment of the firm, the scene of their earliest operations has from time to time been extended, till now the works in Bath Street cover an area of twenty-five acres.
   In 1805 the company established the Malleny Mills, eleven miles from Edinburgh, where abundant supplies of water for bleaching purposes existed, and where the flax and yarns were prepared for the manufacturing operations of the Leith works. These mills were used for this purpose for many years, until the increased supply of water brought in by the Edinburgh and District Water Trust enabled the company to concentrate their whole works in Leith. About the same time the works at Glasgow (where fishing lines, etc., were principally made) were also transferred to Leith, so that the whole business is now housed in the Port, local control and economical management being thus secured.

Seals found near Edinburgh

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IDS

64

  ЛД = LD

Л.ПOГAHKИ

(L.POGANKIN)

H27

NP
??12H
1814

27

post
(flax)

Coreservers
Edinburgh

Scotland

IDS
1543

ЛД = LD

C.COЛOУXИ

(S.SOLOUKHI)

H45

NP

CH12H

1827

45

post
(flax)

Alistair Milne
Elphinstone
Near Edinburgh

IDS
2147
ЛД=LD
М.МЕРКУЛОВ
(M.MERKULOV)
H28
NP
АБ12K
1799
28
post
(krown flax)
Pat Henry
Pathhead
Edinburgh

IDS
2215

ЛД = LD
В.ЛАТИНЪ
(V.LATIN)
N93

СПБ
НоП.2
І.М.Б
1830

N93
post
(flax)

Pat Henry
Edinburgh
Scotland

IDS
2256

ЛД = LD
С:УЛЬЯНОВ
(S.UL'YANOV)
H10

NP
TK12H.
1790

10

post
(flax)

Mark Allen
Edinburgh
Scotland

IDS
2443

ЛД = LD

Л.BOЛKOBЬ

(L.VOLKOV)

H24

SPB

NP_2

F. W.

1837

24
post
(flax)

Kenny Mac
Edinburgh
Scotland

IDS
2523

ЛД = LD
Е.ИВАНОВЪ
(E.IVANOV)
H75

NP
AБ12K
1805

75
post
(krown flax)

Mark Allan
South Edinburgh
Scotland

IDS
2524

ЛД = LD
И.MAKAPEBИЧ
(I.MAKAREVICH)
H103

NP

HШ12H
1819

103

post
(flax)

Mark Allan
South Edinburgh
Scotland

IDS
2525

ЛД = LD
А.МОЛЧАНОВЪ
(A.MOLCHANOV)
H34

NP
ИФ12H
1814

34

post
(flax)

Mark Allan
South Edinburgh
Scotland

IDS
2526

ЛД = LD
Т.ЗАМАРИНЪ
(T.ZAMARIN)
H17

NP
AK12H
1814

17

post
(flax)

Mark Allan
South Edinburgh
Scotland

IDS
2527

ЛД = LD

И:ПЛОТНИК:

(I.PLOTNIKOV)

H69

NP

AK12H

1814

69
post
(flax)

Mark Allan
South Edinburgh
Scotland

IDS
2528

ЛД = LD

К.САНЫТИНЪ
K.SANYUTIN
H113

NP

ИФ12H

1818

113
post
(flax)

Mark Allan
South Edinburgh
Scotland

IDS
2529

ЛД = LD

И.ЧЕБЛОКОВ
I.CHEBLOKOV
H68

NP

IB12H

1818

86
post
(flax)

Mark Allan
South Edinburgh
Scotland

             
             
             

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