Share your favorites on Show & Tell

19th century patent models

In Advertising > Show & Tell and Tools and Hardware > Show & Tell.
Recent activity76232 of 133317Pepsi - Cola ONE OF A KIND SignUNKNOWN FARM GATE WITH UNIQUE LATCH SYSTEM
Love it
Like it

gotwiregotwire loves this.
WindwalkerWindwalker loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(138 items)

A cottage industry grew up around the US Patent Office in the mid 1800s when a model was required to be submitted with an application for a patent.

This gate was designed to slide to the middle and rotate to open partially or completely. Patented October 13, 1874 - Patent #155,953 by William R. Jenkins of Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

This model ended up in Canada following the sale of the Patent Office's patent model inventory. I acquired it in 2010.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.