Shoemaker in Kent

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  1. Eve

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Can anyone with better eyes than me help decipher the details on this brass plate. It is owned by a friend of mine whose relatives were shoenakers in Kent. It is quite small, around 5" X 3".
    I can read the name P. Eales and Greenhithe
    But can't read the middle line or the decorative side inscriptions.

    I assume it's a stamp of some sort due to the reverse lettering. But also not sure what it would have been used for - any ideas?
     
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    Hubby said to hold it in front of a mirror. :rolleyes:

    Lower right: "Boots and shoes of every description"
    Center 2nd line: "Boot and Shoemaker"
    Center script: "High Street"
    Lower left: first 2 words are "Repairs ready"
    Having trouble with last word... and connection :(
     
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    'Repairs neatly executed' ;)
     
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    thank you ladies (and hubby Barb) told her the TDSlueths would get it in minutes.
    Would it perhaps be for letter headings ? Bit too much information to put in/on shoes surely?
     
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    That's what I would have thought. :)
     
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    Flook A True Gentleman. Rest in Peace.

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    For receipts?

    Edit: Perhaps not, it doesn't look like something you'd ink regularly.
     
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    I wonder if it was a master plate for a printed advert in a newspaper, directory or some such.
     
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