This is a brass plate made by John Lowe, Albert Street/ King Street, Manchester.
There is no date on the plate, although John Lowe was in existence from 1896.
The details of the plate are: John Lowe Manchester, Patent Fire & Burglar Proof Safe Makers.
The plate also shows the lion which appears on the motto for Manchester. The shield is commonly used and is shown here with nine three-leafed clovers or shamrocks, a very common motif in Victorian times. The motif may also hint at possible Irish connections as the shamrock is a well known symbol of Ireland. There is also a figure holding a spear and a shield with a cross on it. Most likely this would be the Cross of St. George, as represented on the national flag of England.
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