Patent-Able

Expired Patents Into 3D Models

A 3D model of U.S. Pat. No. 190,459 — cutting edge 1877 screwdriver handle technology from the original database of things—the U.S. PTO.!

"To all whom it may concern: 
Be it known that I, HENRY WILKINSON, of Collinsville, in the county of Hartford and State of Connecticut, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Screw-Driver Handles…” 

A 3D model of U.S. Pat. No. 269,767. Cutting edge 1882 utensil technology from the original database of things—the U.S. PTO.

"Be it known that I, William Henry Wilson, of Fall River, in the county of Bristol and the State of Massachusetts, a citizen of the United States, have invented a new and useful Improvement in a Family Utensil…"

Welcome!

Welcome to everyone who found my Tumblr recently, whether from the NY Times Bit Blog or otherwise.  It’s very exciting to see how many people are interested in this kind of project!

If you have any suggestions for particular patents, questions about the work, or otherwise, feel free to use the “Ask” link to get in touch!

Also, if you’d like to get a 3D print of your own, I’ve posted some of my items to Shapeways as an experiment. 

A 3D model of U.S. Pat. No. 836,466.  Cutting edge 1906 self-measuring bottle technology from the original database of things—the U.S. PTO.

But the ‘221 Patent isn’t the first patent on this idea.  Take a look at U.S. Pat. No. 236,997 for prior art!

A 3D model of U.S. Pat. No. 3,501,191. Cutting edge 1967 chopstick holding technology from the original Thingiverse—the U.S. PTO.

(Source: thingiverse.com)

A 3D model of U.S. Pat. No. 163,918. Cutting edge 1875 pot scraper technology from the original Thingiverse—the U.S. PTO.

"To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, URIAS CRAMER, of New Philadelphia, in the county of Tuscarawas and State of Ohio, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Pot-Scrapers; and I do hereby declare that the following is a full, clear, and exact description thereof, which will enable others skilled in the art to which it pertains to make and use the same, reference being had to the accompanying drawings, and to the letters of reference marked thereon, which form a part of this specification."

(Source: thingiverse.com)

A 3D model of U.S. Pat. No. 4,293,953. Cutting edge 1979 watch stand technology from the original Thingiverse—the U.S. PTO.

"An improved watch stand so that a wrist watch can serve as a night table clock when no being worn on a wrist…"

(Source: thingiverse.com)