Patent model for rubber plates or dies for printing

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for rubber plates in which a relief-printing plate of vulcanized rubber was molded directly from an intaglio--but right-reading--image etched into stone or metal. This invention was granted patent number 154230; the model consists of two mounted rubber plates.
Currently not on view
Object Name
manufacture, rubber plates or dies
date made
ca 1874
patent date
Dickson, John
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
overall: 2.4 cm x 9.2 cm x 5.3 cm; 15/16 in x 3 5/8 in x 2 1/16 in
ID Number
accession number
patent number
catalog number
Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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