Trademark printing block
Trademark printing block, used to stamp cotton cloth, around 1900.
Manchester cotton merchants attached trademarks with colourful, detailed designs onto the cloth they sold. Textile companies employed artists to design their trademarks using pictures or words they thought would appeal to their customers. Skilled makers turned them into printing blocks by hammering thin strips of metal into the wood.
- Textile Industry
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- printing block
- Gift of Cussons (International) Ltd
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