Patent Model - Improvement in Processes of Ornamenting Surfaces

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Mary McColl, Patentee
Production date
Feb 01 1876
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11 1/4 x 8 1/2" (28.6 x 21.6cm)
McColl's patent is intended "to ornament surfaces with wax figures and letters held thereon by the adhesive quality of the wax without the aid of any gum or paste." Her invention "consists in cutting figures or letters out of wax (rolled into a sheet of a certain thickness) by aid of die-plates made of pasteboard, wood, or metal. These die-plates are placed on a sheet of wax...and by aid of sharp instrument, the wax is cut through by following the outlines of ornamentation." (Patent Number 172,818)
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