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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 ModelsAnimal TrapNo. 225628, John, William & Thomas Morris, 1880, 8 1/4 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
Patent ModelsAnimal TrapMetal Cage, P.E. Wallford, No. 214013, April 8, 1879, 8 1/2 x 3 In. illustrated2014Login / 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 ModelsApparatus For Lighting Railway CarsNo. 169658, I.f. Randolph, 1875, 11 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsApparatus For Warming & Ventilating Railroad CarsNo. 168426, J. Story, 1875, 8 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsArtificial Leg No. 71197, Abner McOmber, Schenectady, N.Y., 1867, 9 In.2010Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsArtificial Leg Composition, Jointed, Kid Leather, S.G. Gregory,1869, 12 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsArtificial Leg Wood, Brass, Leather, Joseph O'Brien, Mi., 17 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBallot Box Wood Podium, Curved, Cutaway Back, Drawer, J. Welch,1880, 11 x 11 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBarometerClock Driven, Enamel Clock Dial, Brass Gears, 2 Parts, 18 In.2014Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBarometer Wood, Beaded, Slender Glass Tube, Brass Accents, No. 24674, 41 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBed Bottom ImprovementsNo. 201750, Clements & Decker, 1878, 10 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBeer CoolerNo. 9243, A. Hammer, Mahogany Box, Tin, Sept. 7, 1852, 9 1/2 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBicycle Lamp Columbia, Model C, Automatic, Hine-West Mfg. Co., 18992009Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBill FileMetal Document Spike, No. 223546, James Shannon, 18792013Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBilliard CushionRubber, Wood, No. 118288, 18712013Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBiscuit Maker No. 39972, J.R. Treadwell, Sept. 15, 18632010Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBlind Slat OperatorWindow Box, Wood, No. 119625, H.B. Lum, 18712008Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBlind Weaving LoomNo. 170885, Mahogany Frame, B.r. Murphy, 1875, 11 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBolt Action Magazine RifleNo. 86520, Wood, Papers, V. Fogerty, 18692006Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBoot JackNo. 22700, Cast Iron Frame, William W. Cansley, 1859, 11 In.2007Login / Create Account for Price
Patent ModelsBrick MachineCherry, Brass, Edwin Andrews, c.1870, 8 x 12 In. Illustrated2018Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBurglar Alarm Wood Frame, Columns, Herschell Bauman & Locker,1858, 14 x 11 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsBurial Casket Walnut, Paneled, Viewing Window, Base, John Hornrighouse,1878, 10 x 5 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price
 Patent ModelsCabinet Bed Opens To Bed, L.C. Boyington, September 9,1879, 9 x 5 x 8 In.2015Login / Create Account for Price


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