Patent model for elastic underlay for printing on glass

Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for an elastic underlay between glass and a printing block used for printing on glass. The invention was granted patent number 170136. Model consists of numerous rubber blocks, once fixed to a base but now detached and hardened.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1875
patent date
1875-11-16
patentee
Wells, Joseph L.
Physical Description
rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5.7 cm x 20.2 cm x 20.1 cm; 2 1/4 in x 7 15/16 in x 7 15/16 in
ID Number
GA*89797.170136
patent number
170136
accession number
089797
catalog number
GA*89797.170136
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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