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Rechabite stamp

Description: Stamps
1]. Turned and polished wooden handle with metal/steel stamp with 'Mona Tent No. 1193 Laxey J OS NOS (?) ' (engraved) around edge and the all seeing eye and I.O.R in centre. Both appear to be early stamps for the society.

The Independent Order of Rechabites was formed in Salford on the 25th August, 1835; Eleven months later, a 'Tent' was opened in the Isle of Man.
The organisation promoted temperance (abstinence from alcohol). The movement gradually transformed into a financial institution which still exists, and still promotes abstinence. A branch may be known as a 'Tent', since the biblical Rechabites lived exclusively in tents.

Measurements: overall: 11 x 4 cm

Materials: Wood

Object name: Stamp

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1988-0192/1


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