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Patents from The National Archives

Famous patent drawings from The National Archives, Washington DC
Patent Drawing for T. A. Edison's Incandescing Electric Lamp
1825
1825
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1940
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Drawing of Hat to Prevent Drowning

Drawing of Hat to Prevent Drowning

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of a Harp Guitar

Drawing of a Harp Guitar

Restored Patent Drawings

Drawing of Fire Ladder

Drawing of Fire Ladder

Restored Patent Drawings

Drawing of Submarine Explorer

Drawing of Submarine Explorer

Restored Patent Drawings

Drawing of Diving Dress

Drawing of Diving Dress

Restored Patent Drawings

Drawing of Raft

Drawing of Raft

Restored Patent Drawings

Drawing of Fan Moved by Mechanism

Drawing of Fan Moved by Mechanism

Restored Patent Drawings

Drawing of a Traveling Trunk

Drawing of a Traveling Trunk

This patent was designed by John Fitzgibbon. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing for a Life - Preserving Coffin

Drawing for a Life - Preserving Coffin

This is the printed patent drawing for a life - preserving coffin invented by Christian H. Eisenbrandt. Patent Case Files

Drawing for a Washing Machine

Drawing for a Washing Machine

This is the printed patent drawing for a washing machine invented by Oliver B. Wright. Patent Case Files

Drawing of a Surveyor's Compass

Drawing of a Surveyor's Compass

This patent was designed by Samuel Kern. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Design for Silver Forks

Drawing of Design for Silver Forks

This drawing was produced by Michael Gibney. Design Patent Drawings.

Drawing of Design for Spoons

Drawing of Design for Spoons

Design Patent Drawings.

Design for Knives and Forks

Design for Knives and Forks

Design Patent Drawings.

Drawing of Improvement in Tents

Drawing of Improvement in Tents

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Improved Artificial Leg

Drawing of Improved Artificial Leg

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of a Life Boat

Drawing of a Life Boat

Utility Patent Drawings

Elisha Otis's Elevator Patent Drawing

Elisha Otis's Elevator Patent Drawing

Elisha Otis's elevator was the first with a safety catch to guard against the breaking of the cable. The Otis Company would become the premier manufacturer of electric elevators. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Improvements in Hoop Skirts
Drawing of Military Cap

Drawing of Military Cap

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Hand Grenade

Drawing of Hand Grenade

Utility Patent Drawings

Sketch of the CSS Nashville

Sketch of the CSS Nashville

Ship Design and Construction Drawings

Sketch of the CSS Virginia

Sketch of the CSS Virginia

Ship Design and Construction Drawings

Side Elevation of the U.S.S. Monitor

Side Elevation of the U.S.S. Monitor

This drawing shows the Ericsson battery of two guns of 12 - inch caliber. Ship Design and Construction Drawings

Drawing of Improved Breech Loading Cannon
Drawing of Floating Battery

Drawing of Floating Battery

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of an Improvement in School Globes

Drawing of an Improvement in School Globes

This patent was designed by John R. Agnew. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Portable Tent and Abri

Drawing of Portable Tent and Abri

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Improved Artificial Leg

Drawing of Improved Artificial Leg

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of an Improvement in School Globes

Drawing of an Improvement in School Globes

This patent was designed by John R. Agnew. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Soldiers Filtering Drinking Cup
Drawing of Improved Hand Grenade

Drawing of Improved Hand Grenade

Utility Patent Drawings

Design Patent for Simon Crow's Pure White Wheat Whiskey Label

Design Patent for Simon Crow's Pure White Wheat Whiskey Label

This colorful design patent was used to distinguish barrels of Simon Crow's whiskey from its competitors. Design Patent Drawings.

Drawing of Improvement in Magic Lanterns
Drawing of Submarine Telescope

Drawing of Submarine Telescope

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Improved Ambulance Carriage
Drawing of Crutch

Drawing of Crutch

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Time Registering Barometer and Thermometer

Drawing of Time Registering Barometer and Thermometer

This patent was designed by Garret V. Mooney. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Artificial Leg

Drawing of Artificial Leg

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Marine Compasses

Drawing of Marine Compasses

This patent was designed by Samuel Custer. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Improved Boot

Drawing of Improved Boot

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Improvement in Skates

Drawing of Improvement in Skates

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Improved Boot

Drawing of Improved Boot

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Toy Horse

Drawing of Toy Horse

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of a Terrestrial Globe

Drawing of a Terrestrial Globe

This patent was designed by G. P. Clarke. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of a Chair

Drawing of a Chair

This patent was designed by Francis T. Coates. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Suspender Fastening

Drawing of Suspender Fastening

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing for a Phonograph

Drawing for a Phonograph

This is the printed patent drawing for a phonograph invented by Thomas A. Edison. Patents Issued to Thomas A. Edison

Drawing of a Travelers Trunk

Drawing of a Travelers Trunk

This patent was designed by John N. Wunderlich. Utility Patent Drawings

Design for Coffee Urn

Design for Coffee Urn

This patent was designed by George Jones. Design Patent Drawings.

Drawing of an Inflatable Globe

Drawing of an Inflatable Globe

This patent was designed by Gorham Dabbot. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of an Improved Method of Constructing Vanes

Drawing of an Improved Method of Constructing Vanes

This patent was designed by L. W. Cushing and Stillman White. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of an Improved Traveling Trunk

Drawing of an Improved Traveling Trunk

This patent was designed by Geert de Bretton. Utility Patent Drawings

Patent Drawing for a Flying Machine

Patent Drawing for a Flying Machine

This is the printed patent drawing for a flying machine invented by W. F. Quimby. Patent Case Files

Drawing of Flying Comet Toy

Drawing of Flying Comet Toy

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Velocipede

Drawing of Velocipede

Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Aquatic Toy

Drawing of Aquatic Toy

Utility Patent Drawings

Design for Biscuit Bakery Label

Design for Biscuit Bakery Label

This patent was designed by John S. Dunham. Design Patent Drawings.

Drawing of an Improvement in Compasses

Drawing of an Improvement in Compasses

This patent was designed by John and George H. Bliss. Utility Patent Drawings

Drawing of Creeping Baby Doll

Drawing of Creeping Baby Doll

Utility Patent Drawings

Patent Drawing for a See Saw

Patent Drawing for a See Saw

This is the printed patent drawing for the see saw invented by Mrs. S. E. Saul. Patent Case Files

Patent Drawing for J. Gates' Monkey Wrench
Drawing of Toy Monument

Drawing of Toy Monument

Utility Patent Drawings

Patent Drawing for a Toy Gymnast

Patent Drawing for a Toy Gymnast

This is the printed patent drawing for a toy gymnast invented by Reuben A. Smith. Patent Case Files

Patent Drawing for W. H. Broden's Target
Patent Drawing for A. M. Smith's Safety Pin
Patent Drawing for F. A. Combes' Roller Skate
Patent Drawing for C. P. Fest's Air Ship
Patent Drawing for A. Bayer's Thermometer
Drawing of a Velocipede

Drawing of a Velocipede

This patent was designed by R. Tragardh. Utility Patent Drawings

Patent Drawing for J. Sperry's Clothes Pin
Patent Drawing for M. Boom's Music Box
Patent Drawing for J. Wilkie's Corn Popper
Patent Drawing for F. Shaw's Head Telephone

U.S. National Archives

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