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You have an Embossing and Debossing stamp. Embossing creates a sunken or concave image, whereas Debossing creates a protruding or convex image. It can be used on many types of soft…"
Only note, it is the other way around, embossing creates a 'raised from the background' pattern and debossing creates the 'sunken' pattern.
The terms are very often mixed up and both styles are often generically called…"
"You have an Embossing and Debossing stamp. Embossing creates a sunken or concave image, whereas Debossing creates a protruding or convex image. It can be used on many types of soft materials like leather, fabric, pewter, copper or other lightweight…"
"I did say brass, but the more I have researched, it may be bronze.
Based on the mass, I do think it was heated for whatever purpose it had. That leads me to lean towards the leather embossing. This item could easily deliver both the heat and…"
"Yeah, more like that, except that Daniels one has a more pronounced design. I doubt it would work for pasta because the pasta/pastry wouldn't hold the shape as well.
I guess being brass, it can be cleaned just as hygienically and used for…"
"I believe it is a leather press die for making the flower pattern in leather. Your piece is used more for high pressure embossing, the link I have included below is a slightly different style which also uses heat and somewhat less pressure to…"
"I have searched for "wax seal" and can find nothing that looks like this. It has and upper and lower component. I've tried it on wet rag paper. It makes a nice mark, but is that what it was made for?"
Need help identifying the Brass Embossing Thingy in the pictures.I include a ruler in the pictures for reference. Total weight is about 3lbs 10oz.I picked it up in an antique store about 10 years ago. I have been trying to find out what it is ever since!See More