Patent model for printing or decorating the surface of celluloid

Patent model for printing or decorating the surface of celluloid

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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.
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
process, celluloid printing
Object Type
Patent Model
date made
ca 1886
patent date
1886-07-27
patentee
Lefferts, Marshall C.
Physical Description
photogravure (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 in
part: 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
ID Number
GA.89797.346376
accession number
089797
patent number
346376
catalog number
GA*89797.346376
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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