Cuban born, Clatonia
Joaquin Dorticus of Newton, New Jersey invented an improved photographic
print and negative wash machine (see patent drawing to right). During the
process of developing a photographic print or negative, the product is
soaked in several chemical baths. The print wash neutralizes the chemicals
in each bath process, so that the time the chemicals effect a print can
be exactly controlled. Clatonia Joaquin Dorticus believed his method would eliminate
over washing that could soften the photograph too much.
Joaquin Dorticus also invented an improved machine for embossing photographs
(see patent drawing left). His machine was designed to both/either mount
or emboss a photographic print. Embossing is a method or raising parts
of a photograph for a relief or 3D look.
Dorticus's other inventions included an applicator for applying color liquid
dyes to shoes and heels, and a hose leek stop.
of Patents - Clatonia Joaquin Doritus
Clatonia Joaquin Dorticus
Dorticus was married to Mary Fredenburgh and they had two children
together. Dorticus was born in Cuba to a father from Spain and a mother born
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