Patents printed and hanging on our wall

Old patents are beautiful. And they make gorgeous free art for the office.

A few weeks ago we remastered eight iconic patents, printed them onto A3 paper and framed them in Ikea RIBBA frames. The total cost was around $8 each and they look great on the office wall.

Google Patents is a treasure trove, but the images are too low resolution for a good print. We've made the high resolution versions available below for you to download.

Lego Bricks 1961

Inventor
Kirk Christiansen Godtfred
Filing date
28 July 1958
Publication date
24 October 1961
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1.53 MB

Screw Driver 1936

Inventor
Henry F Phillip
Filing date
3 July 1934
Publication date
7 July 1936
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1.59 MB

Slinky 1947

Inventor
James Richard T
Filing date
21 August 1946
Publication date
28 January 1947
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1.52 MB

Military Vehicle 1942

Inventor
Byron Q Jones
Filing date
8 October 1941
Publication date
7 April 1942
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1.47 MB

Flying Machine 1906

Inventor
Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright
Filing date
23 March 1903
Publication date
22 May 1906
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1.27 MB

Vice Grips 1924

Inventor
William Petersen
Filing date
5 January 1923
Publication date
8 April 1924
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1.13 MB

Qwerty Keyboard 1878

Inventor
Latham Sholes
Filing date
11 August 1879
Publication date
27 June 1878
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2.36 MB

Monopoly 1935

Inventor
Charles B Darrow
Filing date
31 August 1935
Publication date
31 December 1935
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812 KB

Light Bulb 1880

Inventor
Thomas Alva Edison
Filing date
4 November 1879
Publication date
27 January 1880
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323 KB

Lego man 1979

Inventor
Godtfred K. Christiansen, Jens N. Knudsen
Filing date
14 February 1978
Publication date
18 December 1979
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479 KB

Fountain pen 1884

Inventor
N/A
Filing date
19 September 1883
Publication date
12 February 1884
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425 KB

Barbie Doll 1961

Inventor
Ryan John W
Filing date
24 July 1959
Publication date
21 November 1961
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693 KB

Musical instrument support 1987

Inventor
Edward L. Van Halen
Filing date
30 July 1985
Publication date
14 April 1987
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265 KB

Airship 1913

Inventor
Thaddeus S C Lowe
Filing date
6 April 1910
Publication date
13 May 1913
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768 KB

Rotary engine 1993

Inventor
Wilson A. Burtis
Filing date
29 June 1989
Publication date
21 January 1993
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397 KB

Electric guitar 1959

Inventor
Clarence L. Fender
Filing date
18 December 1958
Publication date
8 December 1959
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313 KB

Floppy disk assembly 1997

Inventor
Takamasa Kitano
Filing date
17 January 1995
Publication date
13 May 1997
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293 KB

Revolving battery guns 1862

Inventor
Richaed J. Gatling
Filing date
4 November 1862
Publication date
4 November 1862
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434 KB

Sikorsky seaplane 1935

Inventor
Igor I. Sikorsky
Filing date
25 October 1933
Publication date
23 July 1935
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293 KB

Sewing machine 1885

Inventor
Eobeet Whitehill
Filing date
1 July 1884
Publication date
22 September 1885
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556 KB

Cycle support 1928

Inventor
Constantine Arthur R, Harley William S
Filing date
5 June 1925
Publication date
3 July 1928
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403 KB

Electro magnetic motor 1888

Inventor
Nikola Tesla
Filing date
30 November 1887
Publication date
1 May 1888
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625 KB

Rubik's Cube 1983

Inventor
Erno Rubik
Filing date
3 August 1981
Publication date
29 March 1983
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314 KB

Mickey Mouse 1930

Inventor
Walter E. Disney
Filing date
30 October 1929
Publication date
16 December 1930
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300 KB

Automobile body 1986

Inventor
William A. Dayton, John E. Crain, Robert N. Hubbach
Filing date
19 December 1983
Publication date
25 November 1986
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330 KB

Dog watch 1991

Inventor
Rodney H. Metts, Barry D. Thomas
Filing date
9 July 1990
Publication date
11 June 1991
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239 KB

Dog ear protection 1980

Inventor
James D. Williams
Filing date
6 February 1979
Publication date
18 November 1980
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1.14 MB

Gameboy 1991

Inventor
Shin Kojo
Filing date
26 June 1989
Publication date
6 August 1991
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269 KB

Apple Mouse 1984

Inventor
William F. Lapson, William D. Atkinson
Filing date
19 July 1982
Publication date
7 August 1984
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252 KB

Space Shuttle 1975

Inventor
Pragenau George L Von
Filing date
3 March 1974
Publication date
18 February 1975
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187 KB

Update: Eric Adler emailed to let me know that he curates a Pinterest board of patent drawings.

Follow Eric Adler's board Patent Drawings on Pinterest.
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