Patent Model - Improvement in Hand-Stamps

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Joseph Berret (b.1824, d.1886), Patentee
Production date
Feb 18 1868
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Iron, brass
7 x 4 x 2 1/2" (17.8 x 10.2 x 6.4cm)
Berret's patent "relates to a new and improved device, by which revenue-stamps may be marked or printed, and cancelled at the same time. The invention consists in applying a cutting-device to the ordinary hand-stamp, in such a manner that when the face of the stamp is forced down upon the revenue-stamp, and the latter printed with the name of the party or firm cancelling the stamp, the cutters applied to the hand-stamp will perforate the revenue-stamp, and effectually cancel the same." (Patent number 74,657)
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