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Publication numberUS159516 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateFeb 9, 1875
Publication numberUS 159516 A, US 159516A, US-A-159516, US159516 A, US159516A
InventorsGeorge La Monte
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Improvement in figured writing-paper
US 159516 A
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Specification forming part ofLetters Patent No. 159.516, dated February 9, 1875; application filed June 17,1874.

To all whom "it may concern Be it known that we, GEORGE LA MONTE and JOHN H. HALL, of the city, county, and State of New York, have invented an Improved Figured WritingePaper; and do hereby declare the following to be a full and correct description of the same.

Our invention consists in the production, as a new article of manufacture, of fancy papers distinguishable, by their high and uniform finish on both sides, from the fancy papers hitherto produced.

Ornamental or figured writing-papers, known in the trade as fancy papers, are now made either by water-marking or pressure between plates, upon which the desired patterns or designs are engraved or otherwise produced.

The improved figured paper which we produce is prepared by passing damp paper in a continuous sheet between a pair of heavy steel rollers, one of which is figured or engraved with any device or design which is intended This process can be used either upon the paper as it comes damp from the wires before being dried, or upon'paper dampened after having been dried, the former method being preferred. After passing between the figuring-rolls the paper is calendered in the usual way.

The result of this method of manufacture is a figured paper in which the figured portions are more condensed or consolidated and more translucent than the body of the paper, and have a fiat or dead finish, while the plain portion of the surface is comparatively opaque,

and is very highly and equally finished on both sides.

The ordinary fancy papers are always figured after being calendered, and this produces an easily-distinguishable difference of finish, recognizable both by the appearance and feel, between the two sides of the sheet, and makes it impossible to impart to these papers the high finish, uniform on both sides, by which our paper is characterized. This high and uniform finish imparted to the paper by our process of manufacture makes it readily distin guishable from the embossed,water-marked, or plated fancy papers produced by the old methods.

We claim- As a new article of manufacture, figured paper, in which the figures, patterns, or designs are more condensed or consolidated than the body of the paper, such ornamental parts being translucent, and having a flat or dead finish, while the general surface of the paper is comparatively opaque, and highly and equally finished on both surfaces, as specified.

The above specification of our said invention signed and. witnessed at New York this 9th day of June, A. D. 1874.


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US4720325 *Jan 22, 1986Jan 19, 1988Svecia Antiqua SaMethod for the manufacture of a material in the form of sheets or a web provided with a watermarklike pattern
Cooperative ClassificationD21F1/44