Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY
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.