One of many pairs of card moulds in the collection. The watermarks make a thin line in the card so that the full sheet can easily and consistently torn into cards. The fairly heavy tearing wires in this case indicate the cards were also fairly heavy. These moulds, made by Edwin Amies and Son (date unknown), have had quite a hard life as evidenced by various repairs.
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