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Inventing a Better Mousetrap : 200 Years of American History in the Amazing World of Patent Models

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Learn about the role that patent models played in American history--and even learn to build your own replica!

Patent models, working models required for US patent filings from 1790 to 1880, offer insight into--and inspiration from--a period of intense technological advancement, the Industrial Revolution. The Rothschild Petersen Patent Model Museum collection consists of thousands of patent models, many from the 19th century. This book features the most outstanding of these patent models, and offers deep insight into the cultural, economic and political history of the United States.

This book not only catalogs hundreds of the most compelling models from the collection, but shows you how to build your own replicas of several selected models using Lego, 3d printing, and other materials and techniques.

Learn about the role that patent models played in American history--and even learn to build your own replica!

Patent models, working models required for US patent filings from 1790 to 1880, offer insight into--and inspiration from--a period of intense technological advancement, the Industrial Revolution. The Rothschild Petersen Patent Model Museum collection consists of thousands of patent models, many from the 19th century. This book features the most outstanding of these patent models, and offers deep insight into the cultural, economic and political history of the United States.

This book not only catalogs hundreds of the most compelling models from the collection, but shows you how to build your own replicas of several selected models using Lego, 3d printing, and other materials and techniques.

Number of Pages: 279
Genre: Technology, History, Art
Sub-Genre: History, Inventions
Series Title: Make
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
Author: Alan Rothschild & Ann Rothschild
Language: English
Street Date: November 19, 2015
TCIN: 18771746
UPC: 9781457187186
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-6854
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