Inventing a Better Mousetrap: 200 Years of American History by Alan Rothschild

By Alan Rothschild

Know about the position that patent types performed in American history--and even learn how to construct your individual copy! Patent versions, operating types required for US patent filings from 1790 to 1880, supply perception into--and thought from--a interval of severe technological development, the economic Revolution. The Rothschild Patent version assortment includes millions of patent versions, many from the nineteenth century. This ebook gains the main extraordinary of those patent versions, and provides deep perception into the cultural, financial, and political historical past of the USA. This booklet not just catalogs 1000's of the main compelling types from the gathering, yet exhibits you the way to construct your individual replicas of numerous chosen versions utilizing Lego, 3D printing, and different fabrics and methods.

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189,358 Benjamin B. Hotchkiss, New York, New York, April 10, 1877 Previous shells and explosive projectiles sustained the firing charge without breaking into pieces upon impact. This shell’s walls break into a large number of fragments under the force of the exploding charge. Hotchkiss (1826-1885) was one of the leading American ordnance engineers of his day. ” Page 38 chapter 3 ATF CARTRIDGE-LOADING DEVICE, PATENT NO. 167,778 Warren Noyes, Gorham, New Hampshire, September, 14, 1875 A convenient set of devices for charging the cartridge cases used in sporting breech-loading firearms.

The paper is then wrapped around the whole bundle, which burns freely and kindles the fire. APPARATUS FOR CARBONIZING AIR FOR ILLUMINATING PURPOSES, PATENT NO. 44,560 Warren A. ” The reservoir is filled with light and volatile naphtha, and air is forced from the meter through the connecting pipes. COOKING STOVE, PATENT NO. 4,749 William H. Allen, Wellsburg, Virginia, James Slocum, Brownsville, Pennsylvania, September 10, 1846 A cooking stove that converts from a wood-fueled to a coal-burning stove by removing a movable ash pit hearth, and placing a grate and plates in the front part of the stove.

Brown as his chief mate. On one voyage, they allegedly killed 101 whales, 49 of them by Chief Mate Brown himself. Thanks to his many successful whaling adventures, Brown was eventually made captain of the Rosalie, in 1828. Utilizing his knowledge of the seas and experience as a whaling captain, Brown began submitting numerous patent applications. He received many for ideas related to navigation, along with patents for harpoons, a steering rudder, telescopic mast yards, and an adjustable screw propeller.

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