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Printing block

Object Number: 
Z.1869
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 5/8 x 2 1/8 in. ( 11.7 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
typewritten: on paper affixed to top: "Printer's block / found in Potts- / ville, Pa. by / E. H. Sauer. / Presented by Mr. / Samuel V. Hoffman / [Ja]n. 13, 1920[sic]." handwritten in ink: on paper tag found with object: "JAN 13 1921 / S. V. HOFFMAN"
Description: 
Cylinder shaped wooden printing block (probably for textiles) with six-pointed star motif carved in relief on printing face.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman, 1921
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group