DARC Ethiophile Chronicles
On this day
27 February, 1883 Walter B. Purvis patented hand stamp. Patent #273,149 2/27/1883. William Purvis of Philadelphia invented and patented several commonly used items. The self inking hand stamp was perfected by the genius in 1883. Hand stamping is still used today from civil services such as notary public to executive services of the United States Government.