Patent model for printing or decorating the surface of celluloid

Description (Brief):

This patent model demonstrates an invention for printing and decorating the surface of celluloid. A celluloid sheet was printed, and then heated under pressure against a polished sheet to finish the surface. The invention was granted patent number 346376. Model consists of two photogravure specimens.

Description (Brief)

The patent rights were assigned to the Celluloid Manufacturing Company, New York. Marshall Clifford Lefferts (born 1848) first worked with the American Telegraph Company. In 1870 he joined with the new Celluloid Manufacturing Company, of which he became president in 1890.

Date Made: ca 1886Patent Date: 1886-07-27

Patentee: Lefferts, Marshall C.

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.89797.346376Accession Number: 089797Patent Number: 346376Catalog Number: GA*89797.346376

Object Name: process, celluloid printingspecimen, paperdecorating surface of celluloidObject Type: Patent Model

Physical Description: celluloid (overall material)Measurements: part: photograph: 20 cm x 14.9 cm x .1 cm; 7 7/8 in x 5 7/8 in x 1/16 inpart: celluloid card: 12.3 cm x 7.8 cm x .1 cm; 4 13/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 1/16 in


Record Id: nmah_998933

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