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Make : inventing a better mousetrap : 200 years of American history in the amazing world of patent models / Alan & Ann Rothschild, introduction by Gareth Branwyn, foreword by Forrest Morton Bird, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D., D.S.

Rothschild, Alan, (author.). Rothschild, Ann, (author.).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greenwood PL - Greenwood 608.773 ROT (Text) 36626103758074 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Princeton PL - Princeton YM 608.773 Rot (Text) 30890000640894 Youth Mature Upper level, East room, Northside Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 608.7 ROTHSCHILD (Text) 33946003086274 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781457187186
  • ISBN: 1457187183
  • Physical Description: x, 279 pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco, California : Maker Media, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Includes step-by-steps & resources for making 6 patent models" -- Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes indexes.
Summary, etc.:
"Patent models, working models required for US patent filings from 1790 to 1880, offer insight into - and inspiration from - a period of intense technological advancement, the Industrial Revolution. The Rothschild Petersen Patent Model Museum collection consists of thousands of patent models, many from the 19th century. This book features the most outstanding of these patent models, and offers deep insight into the cultural, economic and political history of the United States. This book not only catalogs hundreds of the most compelling models from the collection, but shows you how to build your own replicas of several selected models using papercraft, 3d printing, and other techniques." -- Cover, page 4.
Subject: Rothschild, Alan > Models (Patents) > Private collections.
Rothschild, Ann > Models (Patents) > Private collections.
Rothschild Patent Model Collection.
Models (Patents) > United States > History > 19th century.
Patents > United States > History.
Inventions > United States > History.
Models (Patents) > United States > Design and construction.
Models (Patents) > Private collections > United States.

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