The invention submitted to the examination of the Committee in three specimens of transfer work, is highly interesting and important. These are made from printed sheets upon stone, by means of a chemical application made to the sheet and a sufficient pressure to transfer the printing to the stone. These impressions were very perfect, comparing fully with the original sheet--which was left entirely uninjured by the process. It is the invention of Mr. Joseph Dixon, of Taunton, Mass., and promises the most important results, both in book printing and in the indefinite multiplication of valuable engravings.--This process was carried to a high degree of perfection six or eight years ago--but the ingenious inventor has allowed it to sleep in his hands. It is to be hoped that it will not be permitted to remain much longer without application to useful purposes. [P. 21.] Exceedingly curious and interesting, and worthy of distinguished notice from the Association. A Silver Medal. [P. 22.]
The Second Exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association, at Quincy Hall, in the City of Boston. September 23, 1839. Boston: Published by Isaac R. Butts, for the Association. 1839.