Great inventions, good intentions
Over 500 illustrations from the U.S. Patent Office--from Frank Lloyd Wright's office furniture to Henry Dreyfus' "Twentieth Century Limited" train--are featured in this fascinating compendium of entries by industrial designers and independent inventors.
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20th Century Limited 936 Wolfgang Hoffman AIRPLANE Alexis de Sakhnoffsky aluminum APPARATUS June April August auto shows bathroom bright CAMERA June cars CHAIR chrome CLOCK January COASTER WAGON COMBINATION ASH TRAY CREAM CONE January design patents diesel diner Dymaxion Dymaxion car ELECTRIC elegance engines featured February 27 FLUID DISPENSING APPARATUS Frank Lloyd Wright's FRUIT JUICE EXTRACTOR Fuller's HELICOPTER Henry Dreyfuss ICE CREAM CONE industrial designer invention January 24 Jean Otis Reinecke John Tjaarda July June 17 look lunch wagons machine age manufactured March modern modular kitchen Morgan Norman Bel Geddes November October OUTBOARD MOTOR PARKING METER HOUSING Patent Examiner pencil sharpeners production RADIO CABINET RADIO RECEIVER CABINET Raymond Loewy redesigned Sears September SERVICE STATION shape SHOE SIMILAR ARTICLE December SIMILAR ARTICLE June SMOKING STAND speed streamlined style TAPE DISPENSER Teague teardrop TELEPHONE DESK STAND Tjaarda's toys Trademark TRAILER train U.S Patent WEIGHING SCALE wheels William Rosenthal