VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMPLETE SET OF THE ODD-SHAPED COLORLESS GRILLS.
The four odd-shaped grills also show grilling in the larger background. Brookman noted that the alignment of the design and the background matches perfectly, and so probably were produced by the same grilling device
VERY FINE APPEARANCE. AN IMPORTANT GRILLED ISSUE ESSAY.
In Charles F. Steel's 1867 patent for the grilling device, he notes his intention that as part of the process he would "flatten a portion or the whole of the paper, so as to nearly remove all indications of the embossing, except that the fiber of the paper remains disturbed and partially broken. After this I print on the surface thus prepared."
Our records do not indicate whether the tete-beche design has been noted by experts before, and its existence is a mystery
VERY FINE. AN INTERESTING GRILLED ISSUE ITEM. A WONDERFUL EXHIBITION PIECE.
The card, signed by both the the manager of National Bank Note Co. and Steel (with his notation as inventor and patentee), provides an acceptance of Steel's patent claim by National