Invention and the Patent Model

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Printing Press, Richard M. Hoe

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 9/4/2013

Between the years 1790 and 1880 the U.S. Patent Office required both documentation and a three-dimensional working model to demonstrate each new invention submitted for a patent. The models helped to explain proposed innovations and compare them against similar inventions. In this online exhibition, students can explore patent models from the collection and examine their original patent drawings.

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