I had no luck at all with ink.
Tried with some candle wax and had some success.
I would say that this seal must have been mounted on a hand operated desk top press, of which there are many available on eBay. However, I don't think that melted wax would have been used. I am only guessing but there may have been some form of 'sticky' disk applied to the document being 'sealed' then the document placed under the press. The disk may have had some sort of thin layer on it that would give under pressure, just like wax but perhaps a little more resilient. See result below....Note that the seal has a half inch diameter boss on the other end for clamping in a hand press. I figure that a seal like this would be useful for marking bank cheques, etc. as positive proof of origin. As I say, I am guessing and have not been able to find any evidence of just how these things were used in practice.
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