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PE Seal Embosser (Cast Iron Old School Heavy-Duty Type)

PE Seal Embosser (Cast Iron Old School Heavy-Duty Type)

PE Seal Embosser (Cast Iron Old School Heavy-Duty Type)

(OP)
Hi, I'm a newly-licensed PE (Control Systems Engineering) in Colorado. I'd like to use my father's old embosser, with my own die, of course. It's of the traditional cast iron design, 3+ lbs., hand lever, plunger, etc. Does anyone know of a supplier who would remove the old die, fabricate my new one, and install it on the old embosser body? Thanks!

RE: PE Seal Embosser (Cast Iron Old School Heavy-Duty Type)

I'd bring it in to a stationary store (they still have those, right?) that orders or makes notary stamps. For the embossers I have, the die is removable and probably some standard size. You might have to buy a handheld handle, as they're unlikely to know how to order just the die.
It's a nice souvenir, but you're not likely to get much use out of it. But if you need to emboss a stack of drawings, start working out by squeezing a tennis ball. A couple of months should do it.

RE: PE Seal Embosser (Cast Iron Old School Heavy-Duty Type)

As JedClampett indicated most office supply stores, think local not Office Depot, etc., can take care of the embosser. I would highly recommend that you also get a rubber ink stamp. The crimp type stamps don't produce very good copies.

RE: PE Seal Embosser (Cast Iron Old School Heavy-Duty Type)

(OP)
Thank you, folks!

RE: PE Seal Embosser (Cast Iron Old School Heavy-Duty Type)

These folks are mighty nice, they've done odd things for me: http://www.engineerseals.com/. I bet if you call them they'll take care of you, but you'll maybe have to ship your crimper to Texas.

Best to you,

Goober Dave

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RE: PE Seal Embosser (Cast Iron Old School Heavy-Duty Type)

I recall that in some states, you were allowed to use two different size seals, a bigger "desk seal" for large blueprints and a smaller ones for calculations, etc. So the first step is to see if the size of the thing matches current seal requirements.

I bought a crimp-type seal several years back. I would guess that the manufacturers of these can only furnish the one style of die- if that's what fits your old embosser, great, otherwise, not so good. If I remember right, on my embosser, one surface is metal, the other is a softer rubber or silicone.

The only application I have heard of for this type of seal is some PE's on the east coast having trouble with people forging seals, etc., and this was one way to make it harder. Otherwise, everything normally gets rubber-stamped or CAD printed for easier photocopying.

RE: PE Seal Embosser (Cast Iron Old School Heavy-Duty Type)

Loink dot com sells a heavy duty cast iron stamp/embosser maybe they can help. ~ $ 250.00

Jim

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