Eureka Sanitary Copying Cloth Bath

Object Number: 
1946.344
Date: 
1898-1910
Medium: 
Iron, tin, concrete, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 11 1/2 x 16 5/8 in. ( 7.6 x 29.2 x 42.2 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on front of lid: "EUREKA / SANITARY / COPYING CLOTH BATH / PATENTED MAY 10, 1898 / NO. 603841 / U.S. PAT. MAY 10TH 1898 / CANADA PAT. JUNE 11TH 1898 / FRENCH PAT. MAY 10TH 1898 / BRITISH PAT. MAY 10TH 1898 / OTHER PATENTS PENDING / MFD BY / EUREK
Description: 
Pressing or blotting device in painted tinned sheet iron tray; tinned sheet iron lid with handle at lower end and concrete panel lining inner surface lifts to reveal a similar concrete panel lining bottom of tray; painted gold with red, blue, and black lettering and details on front of lid.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this device was used by Richard Irvin & Co. of New York City.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Frances Irvin and Miss Clara Irvin
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group