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Diaphragm mimeograph

Object Number: 
INV.7894
Date: 
ca. 1897
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paper, cardboard, ink, sponge
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/4 x 17 x 13 1/4 in. ( 12.1 x 43.2 x 33.7 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on box lid, inside panel: "The EDISON MIMEOGRAPH/LIST OF PATENTS PERTAINING TO DUPLICATING MACHINES AND PROCESSES OWNED/JAN. [illeg.] 1897 BY A. B. DICK COMPANY, CHICAGO, U.S.[A.]/OTHER PATENTS PENDING/INVENTED BY/THOMAS A. EDISON. [list of
Description: 
Diaphragm mimeograph consisting of wooden box opening to reveal set of compartments, with diaphragm (consisting of frame, stencil, and printing-bed) stacked on top, also with sheet of paper mounted on cardboard printed with script and line drawing of woman's profile; in compartments, stand with metal attachments to hold roller (missing), roll of oiled papers, tube of ink in cardboard box, crumpled paper, round cardboard lid, and piece of sponge; lithographed panel and painted inscription (in red, gold, and green) on front, with printed papers attached to inside of lid (torn and stained with ink) and bottom of box; two metal hooks swing up to screws on front of lid, to fasten box.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group