Diaphragm mimeograph

Object Number: 
1946.252
Date: 
1887-1900
Medium: 
Wood, metal, slate, paper, cardboard, ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 16 3/4 x 13 in. ( 12.1 x 42.5 x 33 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on metal plate attached to side: "EDISON/MIMEOGRAPH/PATD. AUG. 9, 1876, FEBY 17, 1880./OTHER PATENTS PENDING/MADE ONLY BY/A. B. DICK COMPANY/NO. 4 CHICAGO." printed: on first sheet of paper attached to inside of box lid: "DIRECTIONS/FOR USING/Th
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; within diaphragm, green pad covered with fragments of text and ink stains; in compartments, roller (with wooden handle and other metal component) mounted on stand, tube of ink, cardboard cylinder containing roll of translucent graph paper, ink pen (with blunt end) and several pieces of blank paper, folded up; metal plate attached to side of box (holes for attaching another on top of box) and printed papers attached to inside of lid; two metal hooks swing up to screws on front of lid, to fasten box.
Credit Line: 
Samuel T. Shaw Memorial Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group