Patent Model for an Electrotype Printing block for Textile Printing

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for an electrotype printing block which was granted patent number 25954. Common textile printing blocks were made of wood. The wooden blocks gave trouble when wet, and their inclined walls tended to spread the color and broaden lines in printing fabric. This patent covered a method of making metal printing blocks with high vertical walls. Matrices were first constructed of numerous pieces of rectangular type of different lengths, then molded in wax, and finally electrotyped.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacture, electrotype printing blocks
date made
ca 1859
patent date
1859-11-01
maker
Crossley, Thomas
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 cm x 23.2 cm x 23 cm; 1 3/16 in x 9 1/8 in x 9 1/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.025953
patent number
025953
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.25953
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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