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Diaphragm mimeograph

Object Number: 
1946.343
Date: 
ca. 1902
Medium: 
Wood, metal, slate, glass, paper, cardboard, ink, textile, sponge
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 x 21 1/4 x 15 in. ( 13.3 x 54 x 38.1 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, one glass bottle partially filled with varnish, one glass bottle partially filled with liquid glue, two cardboard cylinders containing blotting paper and fabric, printed booklet, circular, 2 sheets of oiled paper, tube of ink in cardboard box, and piece of sponge; 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.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this diaphragm mimeograph was used by Richard Irvin & Co., 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