Metal Die

Metal Die

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This metal die for a Bakelite mold has a portrait of a man, and a “Trade Mark / C. E. Brooks” inscription. This C. E. Brooks was probably the inventor of the Brooks Rupture Appliance, and proprietor of what was said to be the largest business of the sort in the world. Headquarters were in Marshall, Michigan; additional shops were in London and Amsterdam.
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Object Name
metal die
Physical Description
bakelite (overall material)
overall: 56 mm x 38 mm; 2 3/16 in x 1 1/2 in
overall: 2 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 5.715 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
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Credit Line
Gift of Plastics Institute of America
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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