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Johnson - Bird of Paradise Trim
F1027
4 x 6 pica ( 5/8 x 1 inch )
Gorgeous early decorative embellishment that features two Birds of Paradise. Solid foundry cast alloy block.
Foundry pin mark on one side: MacKellar, Smiths and Jordan purchased the L. Johnson foundry and called the foundry "The Johnson Foundry" out of affection for the former owner, L. Johnson. Years of operation: 1867 to 1892

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