Patent Model - Improvement in Inkstands

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Seth Catlin, Patentee
Production date
May 02 1871
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Brass, fabric
6 1/2 x 6 x 5" (16.5 x 15.2 x 12.7cm)
Catlin's patent "relates to an improved inkstand, which is so constructed that, by adjusting an air-vessel, liquid may be fed to a sponge-cup, or ink or mucilage caused to rise in its reservoir..." Also "the ink, mucilage, and the sponge are indispensable to the writing-desk, while the pin-cushion adds greatly to the convenience of the arrangement." (Patent Number 114,262)
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