Trademark printint block

Made:
1880-1910
Fabric printing block photographed on a white background from above. Fabric printing block.

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Fabric printing block photographed on a white background from above.
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Fabric printing block.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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.

Details

Category:
Textile Industry
Object Number:
Y1995.2.87
Materials:
copper and wood
type:
printing block
credit:
Gift of Cussons International