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Cardboard box of unused sixth plate tintypes
Courtesy of Capitol Gallery (Spring 2008 Auction)
The fantastic label reads Griswold's Ferroetype Plates, Trade Mark, Patented Oct. 21, 1856 on one side. Above the words "Trade Mark" is an illustration of a scarab. The other side reads, Griswold's Ferrotype Plates, Patented Oct. 21 st, 1856. Written on each end is 8 Doz. Sixth, Egg Shell. There are 26 blank plates still inside. The box is in two halves as intended; however, the top of the box is gone. We assume it was opened this way to make for easier access.