Printer's block

Object Number: 
2002.1.559
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Metal, wood
Dimensions: 
4 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 7/8 in.
Description: 
This printer's block is made of steel sheathed in copper mounted on wood. This block has an advertisment for an optician. Below a large image of pince-nez glasses are the words, in reverse, "John Benson/ Lapidary and Spectacle Maker".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group