By Alan Rothschild, Ann Rothschild

ISBN-10: 1457187183

ISBN-13: 9781457187186

Know about the position that patent types performed in American history--and even discover ways to construct your personal replica!

Patent types, operating types required for US patent filings from 1790 to 1880, supply perception into--and concept from--a interval of severe technological development, the commercial Revolution. The Rothschild Patent version assortment comprises hundreds of thousands of patent types, many from the nineteenth century. This ebook good points the main awesome of those patent types, and provides deep perception into the cultural, monetary, and political historical past of the United States.

This publication not just catalogs countless numbers of the main compelling versions from the gathering, yet exhibits you the way to construct your personal replicas of a number of chosen versions utilizing Lego, 3D printing, and different fabrics and methods.

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131,474 George W. Tanner, Providence, Rhode Island, September 17, 1872, Assignor to Tanner Cigar Machine Company A novel combination and arrangement of bed-rollers with two releasing rollers that perform the functions of molder, binder, and wrapper to make perfect cigars, requiring only that the tuck ends be cut or squared off. Page 36 chapter 3 ATF SPRING-FOLLOWER FOR CIGAR BOXES, PATENT NO. 311,597 Moses Michaelis, New York, New York, February 3, 1885 The innovation prevents cigars from being thrown about in the box and injured when they are packed away in a trunk.

This is the machine that was on display at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition. Joseph Harrison Jr. (1810-1874) Joseph Harrison, Jr. owned and managed Harrison Boiler Works of Philadelphia, PA. The company was employed exclusively in making a steam boiler of Harrison’s invention using new principles of construction. A significant claim was that the boiler was absolutely safe from explosion. As Harrison says in his 1867 An Essay on the Steam-Boilers: “It is formed of a combination of cast-iron hollow spheres, each eight inches in external diameter, connected by curved necks, with rebate/rabbet machined joints, held together by wrought iron bolts, with caps at the ends.

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