Patent Model - Fabric for Wall Decoration and Other Purposes
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Thomas Strahan (b.1847, d.1910), Patentee
Jul 06 1886
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33 x 24 x 1 1/2" (83.8 x 61 x 3.8cm)
Strahan's invention "has for its object to produce a cheap and beautiful imitation of silk or satin damask hangings; and it consists in a fabric for wall decoration or other purposes composed of cotton, linen, or jute, having its surface first dyed or tinted to form a ground, and then calendared to produce a smooth lustrous surface to simulate silk or satin..." (Patent Number 345,191)
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