Hearts of Oak Benefit Society

Woven by H. Slingsby and Sons.

Reference Number:-  
osl 216  
 

 
Bookmark with green background colour, and image of heart surrounded by oak leaves and acorns
Bookmark with blue background colour, and image of heart surrounded by oak leaves and acorns
Bookmark with white background colour, and image of heart surrounded by oak leaves and acorns

Words:

{top motif of golden acorns and oak leaves}
 

HEARTS
of
OAK

 
 
 

{bright red heart
surrounded by oak leaves with acorns above}

 
 
 
 

BENEFIT
SOCIETY

 

{image of English rose,
Scottish thistle and Irish shamrock}

 
 
Size of Silk:

14.1 cm long by 6.1 cm wide

Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:
by Godden:
This silk is not listed by Godden 

Other comments:

Signed " H. SLINGSBY & SON. MANfrs NUNEATON. " on the reverse top turn-over:
 
woven credit on reverse top turnover of this bookmark
 

The silk appears to be a bookmark, but a pin has been set into the reverse, under the usual turn over at the top of the silk. It was hence worn as a delegates badge.

I am told that the Society was formed at the Bird in Hand public house in Covent Garden, London, on 20th June 1842.


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