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Bridge plate identity

Discussion in 'Railwayana' started by Romsey, Jan 11, 2023.

  1. Romsey

    Romsey Part of the furniture

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    I have recently seen this cast iron bridge plate. It's roughly six inches diameter and about half an inch thick. Does anyone have an idea of the originating railway? ( There has been a comment that it could have come from a canal bridge or lock.) There are no tell tale casting marks or details painted on the reverse.

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    No idea, but interesting that it has a full stop. Is that usual? I don't recall ever seeing one on a cast sign of any sort.
     
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    I agree that full stop is unusual and may make it easier to identify.

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    Looks about the size of those found on minor underbridges.
    Not Culverts.
     
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    It could even be a house number plate. Is it definitely cast iron?
     
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    Most definitely cast iron. The original white paint was flaking and probably old enough to be lead based.
    Apparently it was cleaned up with a scraper and a nylon brush and white spirit before repainting.

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