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Patent Models

Patent models were required as part of a patent application for a United States patent until 1880. In 1926 the stored patent models were sold by the U.S. Patent Office. Some were given to the Smithsonian, some were returned to inventors’ descendants, and the rest were sold as a group. As groups changed hands in later years in unsuccessful attempts to start a museum individual models started appearing in the marketplace. A model usually has an official tag.

 

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ImageCategoryPattern or ItemDescriptionYear PricedPrice
 Patent ModelsVelocipede 3-Wheel, Hand Powered, Spokes, Tin Seat, W.H. Houff,1881, 11 x 10 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsAnimal Trap Aug. 24,1875, P.B. Gibbs, Wood, Wire, Clockwork Motor, No. 166927, 13 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsHarvester August 18,1868, G.W. Yost, Brass, 2 Spoke Wheels, No. 81241, 9 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsCarpet Sweeper Bissell & Drew, Painted Flowers, Dust Pan, Iron Wheels,1886, 14 x 9 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsSteam Gauge Brass Cylinder, 3 Wood Knobs, Open Glass Tube, C.H. Parshall, Detroit, 16 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsRailroad Track Brass, 19th Century,2009Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsCracker Machine Brass, Gears, Rollers, Conveyor Belt, W.R. Nivens,1836, 10 x 8 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsGas Apparatus Brass, Tin, No. 228848, Tag, 1880, 10 x 12 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsSaltshaker Canary Glass, Northwood Glass Co., c.18882009Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsCanal Boat Charles Hermance, Aluminum, Inscribed Label,1872, 17 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsWashing Machine Cherry, Metal, Levi Holderman, c.1873, 10 x 9 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
Patent ModelsCarousel Clockwork, Hollow Tin, Bisque, Robert Steel, Jan. 4,1876, 14 x 17 In. Illustrated2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsTable Collapsible, May 10,1887, Oak, Hinged, 13 1/2 x 6 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBicycle Lamp Columbia, Model C, Automatic, Hine-West Mfg. Co., 18992009Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsArtificial Leg Composition, Jointed, Kid Leather, S.G. Gregory,1869, 12 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsWashing Machine Dec. 24th 1876, Wood, Tin, No. 188205, 8 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsKnitting Machine Dec. 27,1870, William Carter, Needham, Mass., No. 110479, 12 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsDeep Sea Diver Denayrouze, 3-Bolt, Regulator, Copper, Brass, 15 x 14 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsCorpse Preserver Dry Ice Container, Viewing Window, J.J. Reichert,1868, 12 x 7 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsDental Chair Elevating, Mahogany, Cranking Mechanism,1869, 16 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsDisappearing Hitching Post Elmer Sellers, 1898 Letter U.S. Patent Office, 17 1/2 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsInvalid's Bed February 2,1858, G. Miller, Tiger Maple, Hinged, No. 19254, 12 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsChair Folding, No. 167098, Francis Hickman, Aug. 18752010Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsClothes Dryer Folding, Rosewood, Turned Center, Late 19th Century, 8 In.2016Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsWindow Guard Gabriel Konigsberg, Wood, Cross Bars, Sliding Panes,1874, 12 x 6 1/2 In.2017Login / Create Account for Price


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