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Oilzum printing block #735571
Wed Sep 11 2019 08:45 AM
Wed Sep 11 2019 08:45 AM
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Wondering if anyone has seen this Oilzum small copper printing block. It's a little over 2 inches long. It's very thin. It may have been mounted on a wood block? I can't find any info online at all.

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Re: Oilzum printing block [Re: raleav14] #735583
Wed Sep 11 2019 12:54 PM
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It’s a little hard to tell in the picture, but from what I see it looks like those letters, contours, and reliefs look to curved and uneven to be used for printing. Usually printing plates would be flat across the entire plane for the ink to stick.

For instance, the words “we wouldn’t need...” look like they are a lot more shallow than the surrounding area and wouldn’t even touch the material to be printed on.

Because of its size, it was probably used as some sort of seal, such as a wax seal for envelopes (maybe in an executives office). Or it may have been used as some sort of seal for certain products (used like a wax envelope sealer, however I’m not aware of any products that had a seal like that).

Please correct me if I’m wrong, or maybe the pic just looks deceiving.

-my two cents
Steve

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Re: Oilzum printing block [Re: Speedracer] #735584
Wed Sep 11 2019 01:16 PM
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Hi Steve.. thanks for the reply. I can say however, that every part of that, which is copper colored, is at the same height, so it would all receive the same amount of ink, and be transferred to whatever they were printing. Maybe it doesn't look like that in the pic, but that's what it looks like in reality. Any idea of age? Did they use that slogan all the time?

Re: Oilzum printing block [Re: raleav14] #735589
Wed Sep 11 2019 02:14 PM
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Wow!!! I just looked at this on my computer. It looks completely different than on my phone (where I saw it earlier). Completely obvious on the computer. Sorry for my earlier comment. I wish you could see it on my phone!!

It's a very cool piece. Hopefully someone on here will know what it's original use was.

-Steve

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