Patent Model - Composition for Writing on Glass

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William Davison, Patentee
Production date
May 08 1840
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4 3/4 x 6 x 1/4" (12.1 x 15.2 x 0.6cm)
Davison's patent is "a new and useful Improvement in the Method of Teaching the Art of Writing in All Its Forms, called 'the Transparent Writing-Guide'..." It consists "in preparing the surface of a glass fixed in a frame, under which the copy to be imitated is placed, by rubbing over its surface a certain composition which forms a surface that will receive an ink of a peculiar kind transferred thereto by a pen of a peculiar construction which prevents its too rapid flow and consequent spreading." (Patent Number 1,588)
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