Patent Model - Inkstand

Maker and role
Bennett Heywood (British), Patentee
Production date
May 26 1857
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Object detail

3 1/2 x 6" (8.9 x 15.2cm)
Heywood's patent "relates to the application to inkstands of certain novel means for filling the dipping cup with ink, and withdrawing the ink therefrom when not required to be used." It consists of fitting "in one opening of the cover of an air tight inkstand a double or compound flexible valve of a peculiar construction composed by preference of two disks or dish shaped pieces of vulcanized india rubber cemented together at their upper edges." (Patent Number 17,373)
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