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Object ID # 1991.055.005
Object Name Press, Seal
Other Name Embosser
Title Roovers Monogram Embosser
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Date Feb. 6, 1912 patent
Made Roovers
Place of Origin Unknown
Description An silver coloured, metal plated embossing seal from the Georgian Bay Summer Resort Co. (Balmy Beach), patented Feb. 6, 1912. There is an impress-stamped mark of "Roovers Monogram Embosser".
Makers mark There is an impress-stamped mark of "Roovers Monogram Embosser Pat. Feb. 6, 1912"
Provenance Used at King's Royal Hotel between 1903 and 1914. The hotel was located at Balmy Beach, and its guests would travel there via a small steamer ferry from Owen Sound, Grey County. The hotel closed in 1911 for two years. After reviving briefly, but still financially unsuccessful, it was torn down in 1916.

Owned by Joseph Kent McLauchlan, a businessman who had helped establish the Georgian Bay Summer Resort Company, and the King's Royal Hotel building at Balmy Beach, near Owen Sound. His brother, John H. McLauchlan had been President of the Georgian Bay Summer Resort Co. c. 1901 and had created McLauchlan Park in 1899.

Inherited by Gayle McLauchlan of Owen Sound.
Collection Office Equipment & Accessories Collection
Material Metal
Dimensions W-11 L-12.5 D-4 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McLauchlan, Joseph Kent
McLauchlan, John H.
Search Terms King's Royal Hotel
Balmy Beach
Function It is a hand-squeezed device that embosses a mark onto a sheet of paper to validate it as being an official document from the company.