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Invention Case: Jerome Lemelson: Toying with Invention

Invention Case: Jerome Lemelson: Toying with Invention

November 21, 2008 – early 2012 (new closing date)

Museum: American History Museum

Location: 3rd Floor, West Wing

On view in this case are notebooks with sketches of toy ideas and examples of some of the toys Jerome Lemelson invented. Lemelson earned more than 600 patents; some 70 of them describe toys -- inflatable toys, jumping toys, toys with propellers, toys that run on tracks, target games, dolls, and more. In fact, Lemelson's first patent, issued in 1953, was for a new kind of propeller beanie.

Note: This changing exhibition case complements the Lemelson Hall of Invention on the first floor. 

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