Copper Engraving Plate

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1800

GUSN

GUSN-310831

Description

Copper engraving plate of a man operating a fire pump. Original plate for framed fire pump print in Library and Archives.

Details

Descriptive Terms

printing plates
copper alloy
Surface, Printing
Plate, Printing
Plate, Printing

Inscription

"Patent." and "S.Hill, Sc." [both in reverse] (Engraved)
Envelope marked "CMW Engravings Boston & 18th century fire engine"

Additional Identification Number

1299.126

Maker

Hill, Samuel, ca. 1766-1803 (Engraver)

Object Type

Printing T&E; Graphic Equipment

Dimensions

4 5/8 x 10 1/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Joan Pearson Watkins Trust

Accession Number

2015.62.126

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)