Patent Model for Molds for Casting Blocks for Printing Carpets or Wall Paper

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a mold that made blocks that were used in printing carpets or wall paper; the invention was granted patent number 10630. The design, formed of short and long pieces of type, was set up in a square casting box. The printing block was then cast in any suitable material such as type metal, plaster-of-paris, vulcanized rubber, or, by preference, gutta percha - a popular material in the mid nineteenth century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
method, manufacturing molds
date made
ca 1854
patent date
1854-03-14
maker
Berry, James
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 cm x 11.5 cm x 11 cm; 2 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 4 5/16 in
ID Number
1996.0062.02
accession number
1996.0062
catalog number
1996.0062.02
patent number
010630
subject
Work
Industry & Manufacturing
Communications
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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