Georgian Slope Copying Duplicating Handwriting Printing Stencil Signing Machine

Georgian Slope Copying Duplicating Handwriting Printing Stencil Signing Machine

Stock Number: 180903




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Technology, Office Antiques, Other Technology Antiques


Early 19th century handwriting copying printing device, circa 1820

Of writing slope form, the slope surface slotted with guide wires to write through to the writing plane below, which is ratcheted forward (with rack and pinion) to the next available writing line by the brass wheel on the side, the plane is returned by holding in the front button releasing the pinion.

The writing plane with japanned iron frame holding fine fabric mesh, hinged over hard black smooth surface.

What or how the writing plane functioned I cannot be sure but evidence of (probably copying) ink gives a guide.

The slotted top devised as a hand rest to protect the copying plate from hand smudges etc.

This may have simply made a copy or a plate to make further copies.

Fine flame mahogany interior tooled leather exterior, the slope retaining its Royal arms through the later leathered surface.

Generally in sound condition noting some wear to the sliding guides.

12,1/2″ or 320mm long, weight 2300 grams

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GB Cog Scientific

As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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