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What is the origin of “A Number One?”

December 19, 2016 | Author: | Posted in History, Insurance

A Number One in the sense of prime, superior or first-rate originated with a symbol used in classifying ships in Lloyd’s Register of British and Foreign Shipping, a yearly publication dealing with the design and construction of vessels of all nations and with data about docks and harbors. Beginning with its issue of 1775-4776, Lloyd’s …

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