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Official Seal


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Nom de l'objet : Official Seal
Type de l'objet : seal
Classification de l'objet : man-made artefact
Catégorie de l'objet : communication artifact
Sous-catégorie de l'objet : personal symbol
Discipline : church history
local history
Matériaux : iron, brass, wood, felt
Technique de fabrication : carved
painted
cast
Numéro de catalogue : 2007.01
Province d'utilisation : Newfoundland and Labrador
Pays d'utilisation : Canada
Culture : English?
Secteur géo-culturel : Europe?
Contexte culturel : official documentation
Date de début de production : c 1950s
Date de fin de production : c 1970s
Période : mid 20th century
Description : This artefact is an official seal for the superintendent of the Moravian missions in Labrador. Its body and base are composed of iron. On one end is a split brace that curves up and away from the edge of the base towards the opposite side. Within the split brace is housed an iron arm with a wooden handle that is attached towards the top end of the brace via a rounded iron rivet. This forms the lever which is the primary means of operating the seal. At one end of the iron arm is a black wood handle with a brass collar at the point of attachment to the iron arm, while the other end, ends with a square terminal of iron to which is affixed a rectangle plate of iron. There is a brass pin that passes through both brace and arm that acts as a stop. The pin must be removed in order to operate the device. Directly under the rectangle plate of the arm and affixed to the base, is another plated with a raised impression that reads Moravian Mission Superintendent. When the arm is raised paper can be placed between both plates, the arm can then be depressed, the result of which is the embossing of the paper with the title. The seal is painted black with gold floral leaf embellishments. The underside of the base is covered with a green felt, while an oval brass plate that reads Patent No. 3965 has been riveted to the brace.
Commentaires : This official seal came into use during the tenure of Reverend Frederick William Peacock (1907-1985) as superintendent of the Moravian Mission in Labrador. Rev. Peacock held the position of superintendent from 1941-1971. During his time as superintendent of the mission Rev. Peacock was one of a number officials involved in the debate during the 1950's to close the towns of Nutak and Hebron. He believed that the traditional Inuit way of life needed to change so they could benefit from government resources. He advocated the establishment of a permanent way of life so the Inuit could take full advantage of educational and medical programs.
Fonctions : This item was used by the superintendent of the Moravian Mission in Labrador for use on official documents.
Hauteur : 12
Longueur : 30
Unité de mesure linéaire : cm
Nombre d'objets : 1
Nombre de parties composantes : 4
Nom des parties composantes : body, stamp
base
handle
Objets associés : also see 2007.02
Étiquette ou poinçon : Moravian Mission Superintendent
Patent No. 3965
Établissement : White Elephant Museum Inc.
Ville de l'établissement : Makkovik
Province de l'établissement : Newfoundland and Labrador
Site web de l'établissement : http://www.labradorvirtualmuseum.ca/wem  

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