Reproduction of the US patent for the tattoo machine

The Electric Pen, Thomas Edison
The "Electric Pen"
by Thomas Edison
Here is some very interesting history first:
New York tattoo artist Samuel F. O'Reilly invented the electric tattoo machine in 1891. He had been using the hand method of tattooing before, but it was tediously slow. The demand for more elaborate tattoos led O'Reilly to seek a faster method.
O'Reilly found a device called the "Electric Pen". This device, invented by Thomas A. Edison in 1876 was part of a document duplication system used by businesses. The handheld Electric Pen used a high-speed reciprocating motor to drive a single needle. It did not use any ink, but merely perforated holes in a master form. The master form then became a stencil, and ink rolled onto its surface passed through the holes to make copies onto blank sheets placed underneath the stencil.
O'Reilly took this invention, added multiple needles and an ink reservoir, and earned a U.S. patent in 1891:
Drawing Sheet - patent for the tattoo machine invented by Samuel O'Reilly  Description Sheet - patent for the tattoo machine invented by Samuel O'Reilly
Quote: "Be it known that I, SAMUEL F. O’REILLY, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York, in the county and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Tattooing-Machines, of which the following is a specification..."
The patent specification has two pages (one drawing sheet and one description sheet), and is reproduced on high quality paper with a marbel look; ready to install into a frame. Ideal for hanging in your shop or home.

Page size: (DIN-A-4 297mm x 210mm = 11.69 inch x 8.27 inch)


Unframed version (2 pages):
Reproduction of the US patent for the tattoo machine (2 pages) on high quality paper with a marbel look.


$9.95

Framed version (2 pages):

Drawing Sheet - patent for the tattoo machine invented by Samuel O'Reilly Description Sheet - patent for the tattoo machine invented by Samuel O'Reilly
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Printed reproduction of the US patent for the tattoo machine (2 pages) on high quality paper with a marbel look.
Set in frames made of untreated wood. No glass - prints are protected with pvc (like plexiglass): No danger of breaking during shipment. Hanging hardware included (hooks and wire).
$19.95

Framed version (1 page):

Description Sheet - patent for the tattoo machine invented by Samuel O'Reilly
[click to enlarge]

Printed reproduction of the US patent for the tattoo machine (drawing sheet and description sheet on 1 page, landscape) on high quality paper with a marbel look.
Set in a frame made of untreated wood. No glass - print is protected with pvc (like plexiglass): No danger of breaking during shipment. Hanging hardware included (hooks and wire).
$15.95



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