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Old Foster Bros. Cleaver question

Bondsteel | Dec 1, 201909:57 AM     4

I have a Foster Bros cleaver #1138 that i have a question about. I've read the historic posts on dating them and because of family provenance, I'm sure my cleaver is from the 1870-1890 era. My cleaver has a brass piece in the handle that I can't find anywhere in the history of the company. Can someone give me some idea what the mark means or who it may indicate as the maker within the foundry?

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