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I bought a Dorticus Die device at a yard sale. It was invented by Clatonia Joaquin Dorticus and patented in 1895. It is used for embossing photographs to create a 3D effect. It is made of heavy cast iron. There are no foundry marks or dates, but it does have "The Dorticus Die" embossed across the top of it. I have done some research, but have not actually found one that has been for sale before or even a real photograph of one. I want to know if it is rare or was something commonly used in shops. A value estimate would also be helpful, as I am looking to sell it. Really any information other than what comes up in a internet search would be very helpful. Thanks
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There is little online about this other than who invented it !! I would check around at some of the photography sites !! Only way to gauge value is from past sales and hope there is more than one person who wants it !! Sorry I can`t help !!
Did you get any other dies with it ?? I read it originally had several !!
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It did not come with any other dies. I will try a different search engine and check out photography sites. I have asked two other people for information and hopefully they can help. There was a museum exhibit done about the inventor in 2014 in New Jersey. I have contacted the person who ran it and may have to keep trying. I think that person most likely has my answers. Thanks for letting me know there may be more information out there. My quest continues....
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It did not come with any other dies. I will try a different search engine and check out photography sites. I have asked two other people for information and hopefully they can help. There was a museum exhibit done about the inventor in 2014 in New Jersey. I have contacted the person who ran it and may have to keep trying. I think that person most likely has my answers. Thanks for letting me know there may be more information out there. My quest continues....
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Come back here and update if you find out more !! That way we all learn something !!
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Will do
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