Patent Specimen - Alloy

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Mary Wheeler (b.1854, d.1925), Patentee
Production date
Dec 28 1886
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Glass, metallic powder
3 1/2 x 1 3/4" (8.9 x 4.4cm)
Wheeler's invention "has for its object the production of a cheap alloy resembling silver, which shall be strong, elastic, resonant, and adapted for the manufacture of a great variety of articles - such as cutlery, table-ware, bells, watch-cases, cane-heads, door-knobs, harness-ornaments, and musical instruments or parts thereof..." (Patent Number 354,995)
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