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American Enterprise: 19th-Century Patent Models

January 17, 1984 – April 1, 1984

Museum: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Location: 2nd Floor

On view from the Smithsonian and private collections are more than 500 patent models for technological development as well as for the betterment of the quality of daily life--washing machines, heating stoves, and folding furniture, for example.

Sponsored by the law firm of Simpson, Thacher and Bartlett, in honor of its 100th anniversary.

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