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Leather porter's tally: 18th century

Leather porter's tally: 18th century
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

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Tally belonging to Benjamin Crabb, a Fellowship Porter in London. These porters were licensed to carry goods sold by measure, such as corn, coal and fish. Each wore a leather tally, with thongs to record the number of completed jobs. "Benjamin Crabb Fellowship Porter Dec 3rd 1799, No. 3 EH", decorated with the City Arms.

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1799 AD - 1800 AD
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