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.

Date Made: ca 1854Patent Date: 1854-03-14

Maker: Berry, James

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1996.0062.02Accession Number: 1996.0062Catalog Number: 1996.0062.02Patent Number: 010630

Object Name: method, manufacturing moldsPrintcarpet block printingmolds for casting blocks for printing carpets or wall paperObject Type: Patent Model

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


Record Id: nmah_997675

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