Hallo, i´ve found these two “things” on my fathers attic near some brass fonts (6,5 mm height).
Before selling or removing I would like to know, what they were used for. The height of the inner part is 12 mm.
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My guess is typeholder for a rubber stamp machine. Foil stamping is another possibilty. Brass type was used with both processes.
I think it is for hot foil.
The short brass type is held between the bars and the screws are tightened up against one of the bars to hold the type tight. It is a variation on a slip case.
The whole lot is then locked up in a hot foil press.