Patent model for painting on translucent surfaces

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a method of painting on a sheet of glass coated with linseed oil and ground silica, which gave a luminous appearance to the painting. The invention was granted patent number 5495. The inventor named the process Tachygraphic Painting. J. Bishop Hall of Philadelphia may have been the same as the John Bishop Hall of New York whose invention is also listed here.
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Object Name
patent model
machine, printing translucent surfaces
date made
ca 1848
patent date
Hall, J. Bishop
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
overall: 4 cm x 38 cm x 54 cm; 1 9/16 in x 14 15/16 in x 21 1/4 in
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accession number
patent number
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Industry & Manufacturing
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Patent Models
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Patent Models
Patent Models, Graphic Arts
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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