Patent Model - Improvement in Devices for Marking Plug-Tobacco

Maker and role
Harry Holbrook, Patentee
Production date
May 21 1878
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Copper alloy
19 3/4 x 17 x 1 1/2" (50.2 x 43.2 x 3.8cm)
Holbrook's patent consists of "a plate for marking plug-tobacco, provided with a series of raised panels of any shape and a series of alternating depressions, the raised panels being provided with sunken letters, marks, or symbols whereby the tobacco-plug is formed with a series of depressions, within which are raised letters, marks, or symbols..." (Patent Number 204,042)
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