Patent Model for Color Printing Blocks

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for color printing blocks which was granted patent number 172340. The invention included multicolor printing blocks particularly intended for oilcloths, requiring colors to be applied thickly and in an intricate pattern. The blocks were pierced by channels, which conducted the ink from reservoirs of converging tubes surmounting the blocks.

Date Made: ca 1876Patent Date: 1876-01-18

Patentee: Perkins, Joseph

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.172340Patent Number: 172340Accession Number: 089797Catalog Number: GA*89797.172340

Object Name: manufacture, color printing blocksMarking DeviceObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)Measurements: overall: 20 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm; 7 7/8 in x 7 1/16 in x 7 1/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-d468-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_998740

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