Industrial Design
August 3, 2005 10:36 AM   Subscribe

Patent Room is a collection of early 20th Century industrial design culled from the archives of the U.S. Patent Office, featuring architecture, automobiles, toys, and trains.
posted by crunchland (11 comments total)
(It's ironic that the guy has put a copyright line on the bottom of each of his pages, though...)
posted by crunchland at 10:42 AM on August 3, 2005

Indescribably delicious link. I will be here for hours. How can you not love Tony's Chili Pot AND Quonset Hut?
posted by iconomy at 10:43 AM on August 3, 2005

Very, very cool. I expected to just click through on a couple of them, but I'm looking at them all.

It's neat how so many of the buildings precisely replicate Robert Venturi's definition of architecture as a shed with a sign.
posted by OmieWise at 10:50 AM on August 3, 2005

I had a "higher tech" version of this bicycle instrument panel when I was a lad. If I recall correctly there was a "missile launch" button on mine. This site rules. Thanks, crunchland.
posted by sciurus at 11:06 AM on August 3, 2005

Thank you so much for this, crunchland. This is awesome.
posted by LeeJay at 11:07 AM on August 3, 2005

His/her other site on early aircraft design is cool too.
posted by sciurus at 11:08 AM on August 3, 2005

Another awesome link from CL (Not Craigslist). I see some new avatars in my future.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 12:25 PM on August 3, 2005

Dang, the link times out. Go here and search by # 5,084,915, then select "images."
posted by StickyCarpet at 3:22 PM on August 3, 2005

Jeez, one more time: go here, search # 5,084,915, then select "images."

Its still funny, right?
posted by StickyCarpet at 3:27 PM on August 3, 2005

Ok, let's get this right: go here search "utility 5,084,915" then select "images."

Preview is inconsistent, and link times out, sorry, this is my last attempt.

Not so funny anymore, but I need closure.
posted by StickyCarpet at 3:40 PM on August 3, 2005

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