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Daguerreian Society


On this day (October 14) the following two items appeared in their 
respective publications:
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In the October 14, 1854 "Provincial Freeman" (Toronto, Canada West)


     GREAT WESTERN
    DAGUERREAN ROOMS,
  No. 69 1/2, YONGE STREET,
        TORONTO.
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        PICTURES

Executed in any kind of weather, equal, if not superior, to any in the 
city, and WARRANTED TO PLEASE, OR NO CHARGE MADE.
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       LIKENESSES
Inserted in Lockets, Breast-Pins, &c., &c.
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 PLATING WITH GOLD OR SILVER,
On all kinds of Metal, done to order, and in the 
most superior manner.
   Call and judge for yourselves before going elsewhere, which will be 
to your own advantage.
Remember No. 69 1/2 Yonge Street.
J.P. WILLIAMS.
Toronto, Sept., 1854.

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And a patent claim notice in the October 14, 1851 "Scientific American" 
(New York) Vol. 10, No. 5., page 38:


   DAGUERREOTYPE CASES.--Samuel Peck, of New Haven, Conn.:  I am aware 
that boxes have been made of paper or pasteboard glued or cemented to 
their surfaces.  I therefore do not claim the mere application of paper 
by such means.
   I claim the improvement in the manufacture of picture cases or 
article from a composition of shellac and fibrous materials, as 
described, the same consisting in making said case or article of the 
said composition, and one or more sheets of paper, and pressing and 
combining the whole together in a press, or between dies, as described, 
so that the paper shall combine or connect itself directly with the 
composition without the aid of any cement interposed between them, and 
serve to aid great strength to the article so made.
  And I claim the improvement of ornamenting the surfaces of the 
impression of the die with burnished gold, as set forth, the same 
consisting in applying the gold to the surface of the sheet of paper, 
or its equivalent, burnishing it while on said surface, and laying the 
said burnished surfaces in contact with the surface of the die, and 
pressing said paper and the plastic composition together, and into the 
die, so as to force the burnished gilding, paper, and composition upon 
it, and produce the result specified.
   I also claim the extension of the paper up the inner surface of the 
sides of the case, and by means of pressure in the mold, the same being 
for the purpose of enabling me to affix to the side the velvet covered 
frame for the support of the picture, the mat, and the glass thereof.


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Posted for your enjoyment.     Gary W. Ewer     
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10-14-99 


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