Has a strong association with the Geelong tramway system, yields information about the sealing or securing equipment from interference and demonstrates the type of equipment used. Exact use not known - could have been used for multiple purposes.

Physical description

Nickel plated steel sealing punch - with base unit, spring, handles, pins and punch or press that was used to seal or secure lead seals either on power meters, ticket boxes or circuit breakers. Placed letters "M.E.S. Co Ltd" onto the lead seal along with numbers "1".

On outside of handle "PAT. 9682 1902" and in inside ".1" - the number of the press?

Knowledge of manufacturer unknown - possibly the UK. Could research the Patent numbers - a quick search at the time failed to show something.