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  • “The Flying Comet”

    “The Flying Comet”

    In 1868, Howard Tilden applied to patent “the flying comet,” a toy bow gun for children. His application states, “the object of my invention is to provide for...


  • The Gatling battery gun

    The Gatling battery gun

    Richard J. Gatling submitted an application for a patent for his battery gun on March 8, 1865. In his application, he claims that the gun can shoot at least 200...


  • The incandescent light bulb

    The incandescent light bulb

    On January 27, 1880, The Patent Office granted Thomas Edison’s patent for the “electric-lamp.” His patent was an improvement on electric lamps, not the...


  • The kinetoscope

    The kinetoscope

    In 1891, Thomas A. Edison submitted a patent application for a kinetoscope, more commonly referred to today as a motion picture camera. Edison wanted to "do for the...


  • The Landlord’s Game

    The Landlord’s Game

    Lizzie J. Magie, of Brentwood, Maryland, submitted this drawing of her improvement of game-boards in 1904. The object of the game was to amass a much wealth and...


  • The stapler

    The stapler

    Henry Ruskin’s 1944 patent for the staple magazine and feed is still familiar to people today. Ruskin attempted to construct a simple and compact stapler. In his...


  • The type-writing machine

    The type-writing machine

    In 1868, C. Lantham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel W. Soule received a patent for their improved type-writing machine. In their application, they wrote that...

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