Patent Model - Improved Plastic Material to Imitate Wood and Other Substances

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William Gleason (b.1825, d.1886), Patentee
Production date
Nov 26 1867
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Wood, plastic
5 1/2 x 11 x 1" (14 x 27.9 x 2.5cm)
Gleason's patent "is the production of molded ornaments of considerable lightness with a good degree of cohesion, which will answer most of the requirements of many ornamental wood carvings, especially if not exposed to moisture, and which will be an improved substitute for the molded ornaments known as 'putty-work' to pictures and mirror frame makers." It is made from mixing hot glue and sawdust. (Patent Number 71,294)
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