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Publication numberUS1124869 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 12, 1915
Filing dateJul 18, 1913
Priority dateJul 18, 1913
Publication numberUS 1124869 A, US 1124869A, US-A-1124869, US1124869 A, US1124869A
InventorsFrank H Davis, Charles Schumacher
Original AssigneeFrank H Davis, Charles Schumacher
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Art of method of gold-leafing surfaces.
US 1124869 A
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1,124,869. Patented Jan.12,1915.





To all whomit may concern Be it known that we, FRANK United States, residing at Floral Park,

Long Island, New York, and 1295 St.

other material is first printed or stamped with the matter which is to be gold leafed, the roll of gold leaf. put into a holder and passed over the impression to apply the gold thereto, the leafed surface then oiled and put back in the press, and the compressed surface stamped again to firmly'apply the gold leaf. This is necessary in the ordinary manner of putting up gold leaf for use, wherein the leaf is put up in roll form with a ribbon or tape of paper or other protective material since the loose leaf must be firmly impressed and caused to adhere to'the surface.

The object of this invention is to provide a novel mode of gold leafing', whereby surfaces of the character described may be gold leafed at less time and labor and without the waste of material experienced in ordinary processes.

In the accompanying drawing, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a section of gold leaf ribbon used in our improved method. Fig. 2 is a view showing the face of the ribbon as it appears after an impression has been made. Fig. 3 is a view showing the mode of carrying the process into practice.

In carrying our invention into practice, we provide a ribbon leaf 1, wound in roll form without the use of-the'orinary wooden core, but which may be put up in any other suitable manner for use. This ribbon leaf comprises a strip 2 of paper or other suit-' able material having upon one of its faces a coating 3 of leaf goldcombined with oil and a suitable size, whereby the leaf is caused to adhere to the ribbon strip 2,

v against any possibility of being blown away Specification of Letters Patent.

H. "DAvIs and CHARLES SCHUMACHER, citizens .of the and lost or wasted. The particles of the leaf are bound together by the size and oil in such manner asto form a thin, uniform layer of the gold leaf over the surfaceof the carrying strip 2,- which coating is capableofbeing transferred to the surface to be ornamented by stamping or making an impression through the ribbon strip, where- Patented Jan. 12, 1915. Application filed July 18, 1913'. Serial No. 779,882.

by the gold leaf from the ribbon surface-is transferred to the leather, cloth or other surface to be ornamented and the latter simultaneously stamped v or impressed with the desired matter. Owing to the factjthat theparticles of thefilm of gold are held intact by the size and oil, a cleanly transfer from the stri 2 to the surface to be ornamented is e ected in accordance with the lines of the impression, leaving any surplus amount of the leaf intact, uponthe carrier strip for further use or recovery, thus avoiding all liability of loss from waste.

Preferably in the process of using the ribbon leaf, the leather, cloth or paper A is put in the press-against a platen or backing surface B, and. the strip of gold leaf, while suitably held in position, is disposed between the same and theimpression die,

stamp or type C, whereby inthe operation of the stamp, which comes in contact with the ribbon leaf an impression is made through the leaf into the cloth, paper or leather and the gold transferred to the latter named surface in accordance with the impression and simultaneously with the production of the same. 7

In practice the size and oil are preferably of such a character as to require the use of hot dies or stamps, the heat from which will ,render the sizing sufliciently fluid or plastic for the transfer, by'which-greater security against the loss of gold is secured and a more efficient gold impression obtained since the action of the heat of the die on the size and oil tends to gloss or burnish the transferred gold. By this method of operation, the steps of twice stamping and finally oiling the transferred gold, as in the ordinary processes, is avoided, and waste of the gold leaf effectually prevented or reduced to the minimum.

Having thus described our invention, we claim: I

The herein described process of applying gold leaf to the surface to be decorated consisting of aflixing the gold leaf to a. sups2 11,,aae,eee

porting sheet by means of a fusible unctuous sure and. to fix the separatedl leaf to the Sll'f- 10 adherent and a fusible adhesive size, placface against which it is impressed.

ing said sheet and gold leaf over the surface In testimony whereof We afiix our signato be decorated with the golcl leaf next such tures in presence of two Witnesses.

1. surface and subjecting said sheet and saiol FRANK H. DAVIS.

gold leaf to the stamping pressure of a CHARLES SCHUMACHER.

- heated die, whereby said adherent aid size Witnesses:

are f used to separate the leaf from the sup- JOHN H. Ross, 'portlng sheet solely along the lines of pres! GEORGE KILLIAN, J1".

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U.S. Classification156/233, 156/234
Cooperative ClassificationB44C1/1729, H05K3/025