Preparing aluminum plates for surface printing

Preparing aluminum plates for surface printing

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Description (Brief)
This patent model demonstrates an invention for a method of cleaning and surfacing aluminum plates to give them a better printing surface. The invention was granted patent number 590966.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
process, aluminum plate preparation
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1897
patent date
1897-10-05
patentee
Cornwall, George R.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 cm x 18.4 cm x 32 cm; 3/8 in x 7 1/4 in x 12 5/8 in
ID Number
GA.89797.590966
accession number
089797
patent number
590966
catalog number
GA*89797.590966
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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