Artifacts

OSS Wax Seal Embosser

Artifact Details

The OSS was an predecessor to the modern CIA, and paved the way for the establishment of a professional intelligence agency.

Used for hot-wax embossing , this tool has “OFFICE OF STRATEGIC SERVICES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT” and the OSS seal engraved on it. When applied to hot wax used to seal an envelope, it would imprint the official OSS seal into the wax.

Artifact Specs

5.2 cm X 7.5 cm
(D x H)

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Official OSS Exhibition Catalogue

The Office of Strategic Services: America’s First Intelligence Agency