"anastat" - a very risky process
by jules moderator
I noticed that the lithographer Edw Kite sometimes has "anastat" appended after his name. After a hint from this illustration which refers to the Anastatic Press, Ipswich and some Googling I discovered that:
" Anastatic printing was a form of facsimile reproduction invented and developed in Germany in the early 1840s, and subsequently in England. It had been intended to reproduce old and rare works, but had the major failing that it sometimes destroyed the original without producing a copy."
So now we know! 😃
by trosesandler scientist
"but had the major failing that it sometimes destroyed the original without producing a copy". - ouch that does sound like a risk I wouldn't want to take!