Popular Patents: America's First Inventions from the Airplane to the Zipper / Edition 224

Popular Patents: America's First Inventions from the Airplane to the Zipper / Edition 224

by Travis Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578860105

ISBN-13: 9781578860104

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Popular Patents is a fascinating look at more than 80 inventions with detailed information about each invention's historical evolution, a biographical sketch of the inventor, and a brief description of how the invention was made. The introduction contains brief histories of U.S. patent laws, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and U.S. patent models. The book

Overview

Popular Patents is a fascinating look at more than 80 inventions with detailed information about each invention's historical evolution, a biographical sketch of the inventor, and a brief description of how the invention was made. The introduction contains brief histories of U.S. patent laws, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and U.S. patent models. The book contains entries to over 80 inventions including: air conditioning, anesthetic, barbed wire, billiard ball, carpet loom, color film, condensed milk, diesel engine, dirigible, frozen food, halftone printing plate, jet engine, Linotype, machine gun, motion pictures, phonograph records, revolver, smokeless gunpowder, submarine, telegraph, television, triode vacuum tube, typewriter, vulcanized ribber, xerography, and zipper. The book has incorporated within the text either a copy of the patent drawing or the first page of the patent for each of the above inventions. It concludes with a bibliography and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578860104
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
AC Induction Motor9
Adding Machine12
Addressograph14
Air Brake16
Air Conditioning18
Airplane20
Aluminum Manufacture23
Ammonia Process25
Anesthesia27
Artificial Limb29
Atomic Reactor31
Automobile33
Bakelite35
Barbed Wire37
Beehive39
Bicycle41
Billiard Ball43
Bottle Cap45
Bridge Caisson47
Cable Car49
Calculator51
Cannon53
Carborundum55
Carpet Loom57
Clock59
Color Film61
Condensed Milk64
Cotton Gin66
Cyclotron68
Design Patent70
Diesel Engine72
Dirigible74
Dynamite76
Electric Motor78
Electric Welder80
Elevator82
Ethyl Gasoline84
Fertilizer86
First Patent in America88
FM Radio90
Frozen Food94
Glass Bottles96
Guncotton98
Gyroscope100
Halftone Printing Plate102
Helicopter104
Hydroplane107
Incandescent Lamp109
Instant Photography111
Internal Combustion Engine114
Jet Engine117
Laser119
Lathe123
Linotype125
Lock127
Machine Gun129
Magnetic Tape Recorder131
Motion Picture133
Number One136
Nylon138
Phonograph140
Phonograph Records142
Plant Patent No. 1144
Plow146
Presidential Patent148
Printing Press150
Radio152
Reaper154
Revolver157
Rocket160
Roll-Film Camera162
Sewing Machine165
Smokeless Gunpowder169
Steel Manufacture171
Submarine173
Telegraph176
Telephone179
Television182
Transistor184
Triode Vacuum Tube186
Typewriter189
Vulcanized Rubber191
Xerography193
Zipper195
Bibliography197
Index206
About the Author216

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