Horse brass: Royal Exchange London. Type: cast brass. The London Exchange was burnt down in 1838. Date: 1825-1838.
This brass has also been identified as the oldest sun temple, the Albert Hall, London, the Tower of Babel, the Great Exhibition, Hyde Park, the Crystal Palace, or the Colosseum. However, as the brass bears little resemblance to any of these the identity of the building remains uncertain. (See: http://www.horsebrassinfo.co.uk/sample04.htm).
Item had the remains of two studs on back, possibly from the casting process.
Donation from Mr W. J. Haysom, 30/06/1982
England, Great Britain, 1838-1939
The London Exchange was burnt down in 1838. Cast horse brass were first made in 1825, and with the introduction of petrol engines/vehicles, the production of horse brass ceased in the 1930s.
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[Book] Chevalier, Jean & Gheerbrant, Alain. 1994. The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols., 1994