Patent Model - Stenciling

Maker and role
Ezekiel Foster, Patentee
Production date
May 13 1845
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Object detail

17 1/4 x 4" (43.8 x 10.2cm)
Foster's patent "consists in forming all the letters of the alphabet in stencil painting and printing by means of nine characters by changing, reversing and combining the said characters. Thus making nine characters to answer the place of twenty seven letters, in the operation of which the letters are made more perfect - leaving no spaces or interstices to be filled up after the brush has passed over the stencil as in the present mode, or mode now in use." (Patent Number 4,045)
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