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Creator: A. P. Critchlow & Co.

Publisher: A. P. Critchlow & Co.

Title: Sixth-plate thermoplastic Union case with shield motif; contains advertisement for A. P. Critchlow & Co. daguerreotype cases
Date: ca. 1857
Medium: Union case
Credit Line: Gift of the Family of Noyes Huston
Accession Number: 1988.0033.0029
Description: Inscription inside case: “A. P. Critchlow & Co., Manufacturers of Daguerreotype Cases, A. P. C. & CO. Are the Original Inventors of the Composition for the UNION CASE, (so called,) including all the various shades of color and fineness of texture peculiar to their manufacture and of the EMBRACING RIVETED HINGES, thus securing them from breaking out as do others that are inserted with or without a metal brace. Hinge Patented Oct. 14, 1856 and April 21, 1857.”