Patent Model - Improvement in Thick Papers

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Judd Cobb, Patentee
Production date
Feb 24 1874
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18 1/2 x 14 x 1 1/2" (47 x 35.6 x 3.8cm)
Cobb's patent was intended "to produce a thick cheap paper for use as a floor-covering in place of oil-cloth and carpeting, as a covering for the interior walls and ceilings of buildings in place of laths and plastering, and as a soft pliable wrapping or express paper to protect machinery, furniture, and other heavy articles during transportation. It "consists in a new article of manufacture, to wit, a thick paper or board laid up in webs in such a manner that the fine surfaces shall be upon the outside, and the coarse surfaces within the body of the paper..." (Patent Number 147,903)
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