Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Fig. 1.


The Patent Room is one wing of the great Shorpy photoblog family (Shorpy is worthy of its own post). Filled with beautiful and interesting patent application drawings from the distant past and fairly recent. It's a massive collection, organized into Toys, Architecture, Airplanes, Cars, and Trains. The scans are clear and clean, available at large sizes, and they're lots of fun to browse. Random selection follows…


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This one is great. There is a phonograph inside the toy truck! Looks like the back wheels spin the record under the tone arm… I wonder how well that worked?







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