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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578860104
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Edition number: 224
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,330,846
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Travis Brown is retired from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner. He now lives with his wife in Johnson City, Tennessee.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
AC Induction Motor 9
Adding Machine 12
Addressograph 14
Air Brake 16
Air Conditioning 18
Airplane 20
Aluminum Manufacture 23
Ammonia Process 25
Anesthesia 27
Artificial Limb 29
Atomic Reactor 31
Automobile 33
Bakelite 35
Barbed Wire 37
Beehive 39
Bicycle 41
Billiard Ball 43
Bottle Cap 45
Bridge Caisson 47
Cable Car 49
Calculator 51
Cannon 53
Carborundum 55
Carpet Loom 57
Clock 59
Color Film 61
Condensed Milk 64
Cotton Gin 66
Cyclotron 68
Design Patent 70
Diesel Engine 72
Dirigible 74
Dynamite 76
Electric Motor 78
Electric Welder 80
Elevator 82
Ethyl Gasoline 84
Fertilizer 86
First Patent in America 88
FM Radio 90
Frozen Food 94
Glass Bottles 96
Guncotton 98
Gyroscope 100
Halftone Printing Plate 102
Helicopter 104
Hydroplane 107
Incandescent Lamp 109
Instant Photography 111
Internal Combustion Engine 114
Jet Engine 117
Laser 119
Lathe 123
Linotype 125
Lock 127
Machine Gun 129
Magnetic Tape Recorder 131
Motion Picture 133
Number One 136
Nylon 138
Phonograph 140
Phonograph Records 142
Plant Patent No. 1 144
Plow 146
Presidential Patent 148
Printing Press 150
Radio 152
Reaper 154
Revolver 157
Rocket 160
Roll-Film Camera 162
Sewing Machine 165
Smokeless Gunpowder 169
Steel Manufacture 171
Submarine 173
Telegraph 176
Telephone 179
Television 182
Transistor 184
Triode Vacuum Tube 186
Typewriter 189
Vulcanized Rubber 191
Xerography 193
Zipper 195
Bibliography 197
Index 206
About the Author 216
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