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Justice and Strength Trademark (1889) by an unknown sculptor on 7 & 8 West Smithfield (opposite Smithfield Market), London EC4. According to the Herbert Group, Ltd. website created by “pupils of the Samuel Ward Arts and Technology College in Haverhill,” “This Lion trademark number 78117 was granted to Herbert & Sons in 1888, a year before the rebuilt premises at 6 & 7 West Smithfield were opened. This was practically the height of the British Empire, and the quintessentially ‘British’ lion with its paw on a Union Jack shield bearing the words ‘Justice and Strength’ typified the mood of the time.”. The motto fits a company that manufactured scales and weighing machines. [Click on these images for larger pictures.]
Photographs by Robert Freidus. Formatting, perspective correction, and text by George P. Landow. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
“Lion Trademark.” Herbert 250 Years. Web. 19 July 2011.
Last modified 19 July 2011