Diaphragm mimeograph

Object Number: 
INV.7895
Date: 
1902
Medium: 
Wood, metal, slate, glass, ink, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 20 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. ( 13.3 x 52.1 x 13.3 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on box lid, within first panel: "THE/EDISON MIMEOGRAPH/ORIGINALLY DESIGNED AND PATENTED BY/MR. THOMAS A. EDISON/MADE BY/A. B. DICK COMPANY, CHICAGO, U.S.A./N.B. THIS MACHINE IS SOLD BY THE A.B.DICK COMPANY WITH THE LICENSE RESTRICTION THAT I
Description: 
Diaphragm mimeograph consisting of wooden box opening to reveal set of compartments, with diaphragm (consisting of frame, stencil, and printing-bed) and inking slate stacked on top; in compartments, roller (with wooden handle and other metal component) mounted on stand, glass varnish bottle in rough wooden box, and two ink-stained rags; lithographed panels on lid and painted inscription (in red and gold) on front, with printed papers attached to inside of lid and bottom of box; two metal hooks swing up to screws on front of lid, to fasten box.
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Creative: Tronvig Group