Printing Roller (USA), 1945–80
American manufacturers began machine-printing wallpaper using rollers in the 1840s. Early rollers were carved from wood, used a raised surface to carry the pigment, and required a separate roller for each color. Rollers necessitated a smaller pattern repeat, as the standard 6-inch roller had an 18-inch circumference.
This object was
Mr. Seth Joseph Weine.
It is credited
Gift of Seth Joseph Weine.
Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 14.5 x 58.4 cm (5 11/16 x 23 in.)
Cite this object as
Printing Roller (USA), 1945–80; aluminum; H x W x D: 14.5 x 58.4 cm (5 11/16 x 23 in.); Gift of Seth Joseph Weine; 1994-82-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Kitsch to Corbusier: Wallpapers from the 1950s.